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Billy Kids Bush Fire Relief

Katie Breden - Wednesday, March 18, 2020

At Billy Kids we had an "adopt-a-koala" week in February. The children brought in donations and in doing so they received a small clip-on Koala and a special certificate. The funds raised are going to both WIRES and The Jamanee Gunya re-build to help animals and environments that suffered during the terrible summer fires.

As a part of learning about the brave work of Firefighters, the children have created wall art as an expression of their gratitude. We are very proud of our Billy Kids.

Bushfire Appeal to rebuild Jamanee Gunya

It is with great sadness we inform our community that the bushfire disaster strangling our communities has taken a toll on a sacred piece of country owned by our good friend, Uncle Noel Butler. Uncle Noel is a Budawang Elder from the Yuin Nation and owner of the well-known property, Jamanee Gunya. We have just learnt that Jamanee Gunya has been lost in totality to the bushfires.

This tranquil piece of country located in the Budawang bush was abundant in wildlife, and a place where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people came to learn how to read country, move with country and look after country in a one of a kind setting.

A home, a sacred site, a piece of Aboriginal history and a life’s work is gone.