Kamay spear-making workshop, Little Marley Beach, Royal National Park. From the National Museum of Australia.

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Kamay spear-making workshop – Little Marley Beach, Royal National Park

 

Visual: Kamay spear-making workshop – Little Marley Beach, Royal National Park

Visual: Beach scene surrounded by tall trees

Visual: Many children sanding and preparing their own spears around a campfire setting, Rodney Mason providing instruction

RODNEY MASON

Do you like your spears so far? Do you like them?

CHILDREN

Yeah

RODNEY MASON

You have to like them, it’s no good if you don’t like them, so you have to like them.

Visual: A close up shot of hands moulding and preparing a spear using fire

Visual: Rodney Mason crouched down, talking to the children that surround him

That’s why I’m using this tree. See the casuarina. 

Visual: A close up shot of hands moulding and preparing a spear by the campfire, Rodney Mason holding a spear and talking to the children that surround him

Visual: A group of people standing amongst the trees, some people walking toward the beach and sitting beside the water with their spears

Visual: Rodney Mason and a small group of children walking in and near the water, holding their spears, with Rodney providing instructions as he moves

Look forward ok. So load your spear up. Walk forward and we’ll get the people to aim them all at the same spot.

Down, walking. Crouching down. Down, down, duck down. Spears ready. Walk in the water, look straight ahead. Quick, go now, now quick. 

Visual: Rodney Mason and the children walking through the water holding their spears, then throwing the spears in the water

Stop, stop. Keep walking. We’re going to throw the spears, ok. We’re going to throw them now right, right in the middle

Visual: Rodney Mason and the children walking through the water holding their spears, then throwing the spears in the water

Quick. They’re coming round, walk fast quick. Run, run. Now, now.

Visual: Credit – Thanks to Rodney Mason and the La Perouse Aboriginal Land Council