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75 kilometre outback trek promotes traditional and healthy lifestyles for women and children

Date posted: 20 July 2012

About 50 women and children, who have been tracing traditional dreaming routes across Central Australia, finished the nine-day 'Long Walk' at Haasts Bluff yesterday.

The 75 kilometre trek has been designed to reinforce traditional and healthy lifestyles, and as way of passing on knowledge about the land.

Organiser Cliff Alexander says there has been positive feedback from participants along the way.

'The people doing the walk at the moment are from Mt Leibig, Haasts Bluff and Papunya, so the three communities joined to do it,' he said.

'The feedback from the communities is that they've been very well received.

'The idea is to promote positive cultural and physical health during the walk, it's the sharing of cultural information and knowledge between grown-ups and children.'

Source: ABC Alice Springs


Last updated: 20 July 2012
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