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Nawi Conference - exploring Australia's indigenous watercraft

Nawi is an Aboriginal word recorded by early colonists to describe the bark canoes that plied Sydney Harbour.

This first major conference on the watercraft of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, seeks to bring together practitioners and theorists from a range of institutions, groups, communities and individuals interested in the history, conservation, construction, interpretation and presentation of Australia's indigenous watercraft. Demonstrations and talks by traditional canoe builders and people engaged in reviving traditional canoe building practices and knowledge will be a highlight.

(ANMM web site May 2012)