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Mums & Bubs Group

Posted on March 12th, 2020 by George Knight


Playgroup, Mums & Bubs and the Sing and Grow program have been CANCELLED indefinitely due to health precautions. We will keep you informed as to when this service can recommence. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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Do you have a baby who is 12 months of age or younger? Then please join us at our Mums & Bubs group for a cuppa and a chat.

SETAC Child Health Nurse will be onsite to answer any questions or provide Child Health Assessments.20200320 Mums & Bubs flyer - March 2020


Ballawinne Festival | Evening with Bruce Pascoe & Guest Panel | Dark Emu

Posted on November 5th, 2019 by George Knight

Ballawinne Festival

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The Ballawinne Festival comprises of three main events over two days with all events open to everyone:

1. Cultural Day and Book Signing with Bruce Pascoe:

Date: Monday, 13 January 2020
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Port Cygnet Cannery, 60 Lymington Road, Cygnet
Cost: FREE

2. Dark Emu: Evening with Bruce Pascoe & Guest Panel

Date: Monday, 13 January 2020
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Port Cygnet Cannery, 60 Lymington Road, Cygnet
Cost: $50.00 per person. Tickets available through or call SETAC Head Office: (03) 6295 0004.
Note: Food and entertainment provided. Bar available with drinks for purchase.

See more information below.

3. Truth Telling at Fanny Cochrane-Smith Church

Date: Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Fanny Cochrane Smith Church & Living History Museum of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage, 5 Cross Road, Nichols Rivulet TAS 7112
Cost: FREE

Dark Emu: Evening with Bruce Pascoe & Guest Panel

Dark Emu By Bruce Pascoe

Published by Magabala Books

The South East Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation (SETAC) present acclaimed Aboriginal author Bruce Pascoe in 2020. Pascoe fronts a guest panel in conversation at the Port Cygnet Cannery.

The night is a key event for the new Ballawinne Festival which explores Aboriginal culture & knowledge through truth telling.

Dark Emu is praised as “the most important book about Australia, that should be read by every Australian.” (Marcia Langton).

The Dark Emu conversation will discuss where to from here? Our future, the environment, land management, Aboriginal equity and ideas of reconciliation will be on the table. Ticket price includes food and entertainment. The Cannery has a licensed bar with drinks available for purchase. The event takes place on Melukerdee country.

A vital community conversation on the pathway towards reconciliation, it will be followed by a Truth Telling event with the local Aboriginal Community on Tuesday 14 January at Fanny Cochrane–Smith Church Nichols Rivulet.

Dark Emu tickets will be in high demand and are available through

Or call SETAC Head Office: (03) 6295 0004.

$50.00 per person.

Ballawinne Festival Social Media: @BallawinneFestival Facebook

SETAC Social Media: @setacaus Facebook  Instagram  Twitter

Use the hashtag #BallawinneFestival and watch this space!

Photo of Bruce Pascoe by Matthew Newton, Rummin Productions

Photo of Bruce Pascoe by Matthew Newton, Rummin Productions

Long before the arrival of white men to Australia, Aboriginal people had complex and sustainable systems of agriculture in place. Pascoe reveals how “the hunter-gatherer tag,” used to describe First Nation people “turns out to have been a convenient lie that worked to justify dispossession.”

Bruce Pascoe is a writer of Tasmanian, Bunurong and Yuin descent. He has had a varied career as a teacher, farmer, fisherman, barman, fencing contractor, lecturer, Aboriginal language researcher, archaeological site worker and editor. He has collected a swathe of literary awards for Dark Emu and now he has brought together the research and compelling first person accounts in a book for younger readers.

The event is hosted by the South East Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation (SETAC) in partnership with Reconciliation Tasmania. The Ballawinne Festival is also sponsored by: Tasmanian State Government, Regional Arts Tasmania, RACT, GHD, Forico, City of Hobart Council, Clarence City Council, Huon Valley Council, Kingborough Council, Duggans, Willie Smith’s, and the Bob Brown Foundation.

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Creative and Therapeutic Arts Workshop

Posted on August 28th, 2019 by George Knight

Join Jocelyn and Jaye for an ‘On Country’ experience exploring the power of Story, drawing on words, images and your own unique creativity through a Creative and Therapeutic Arts Workshop.

For Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander community members and their families.

RSVP: 6295 1125

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