What we planned:
Just outside Cairns is an Aboriginal Cultural Center named Tjapukai. The Aborigine people, as you may know, are the original inhabitants of the continent. The white man pushed them aside when settling and expanding in this land (sound familiar?).
We are taking the opportunity to see a few young people descended from the Tjapukai nation of Aborigines demonstrate and discuss the life of their people. I’m going to give you the best guide to pronouncing their name that I can, but keep in mind that I’m having loads of trouble saying Cairns as CANS! I think you say Tjapukai as:
- cha’ – pook – EYE – – with the accent on the last syllable but some emphasis as well on the first syllable
Now you can speak aboriginal!
What we saw and did: Continue reading Day 8: Cultural Mystery Tour