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Galambila Cultural Awareness for Pharmacists - Bush Medicine Walk

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North Coast Regional Botanic Garden

Coff Street & Hardacre Street

Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450

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The Bush Medicine Walk will provide an experience of how Aboriginal people look at their environment for food, medicine and resources.

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Galambila Aboriginal Health Service is funded under the Quality Use of Medicines Maximised for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (QUMAX) program to provide cultural awareness activities to local pharmacists. Pharmacists and pharmacy assistants welcome!

In 2020, we will be doing something slightly different with Uncle Mark Flanders (https://www.unclemarkflanders.com/) providing a bush medicine walk through the botanic gardens. A summary of the event from Mark is below:

- It will provide an experience of how Aboriginal people look at their environment for food, medicine and resources.

- The medicines available in the bush can be used for modern medicine practice and Aboriginal people are still using these today.

Meet at the entry of the Botanic Gardens and bring walking shoes and a drink of water.

Uncle Mark is a great local personality and a charismatic personality, his bio is below:

Born & bred on Gumbaynggirr Wajaarr (Country) - in the Coffs Harbour Region of Northern NSW - Uncle Mark Flanders is a traditional owner and highly respected Elder with a broad range of cultural knowledge (Traditional & Contemporary).

Uncle Mark is a member of the Garby Elders of Red Rock/Corindi & a member of the Garlambirla Guuyu-Girrwaa Elders group in Coffs Harbour.

A highly respected local of the Coffs Coast Uncle Mark features in many North Coast tourism publications, hosts radio broadcasts, and appears in television programs both here and abroad.

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North Coast Regional Botanic Garden

Coff Street & Hardacre Street

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