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Eel Festival

Published 7th February, 2020 in Community Event
  • Location

    Elizabeth Farm

    70 Alice Street
    Rosehill NSW 2142

  • Date

    1st March 2020

  • Time

    10:00am to 3:00pm

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Discover the Indigenous heritage of Parramatta, on Darug country, and join them for performances, talks and workshops to celebrate eel season.

The annual Eel Festival returns to Elizabeth Farm. This family-friendly event celebrates Parramatta’s namesake, the eel, and its significance to the local Burramattagal people, who would gather in autumn to trade goods and share stories and food.

There'll be Darug language workshops, storytelling at the yarning circle, weaving, boomerang painting and performances throughout the day.

The day also includes the opportunity to get up close with eels, attend talks and tours, and taste delicious food.

Learn about bush foods and traditional cookery techniques with Uncle Fred from Fred’s Bush Tucker.

Join Sydney Living Museums’ colonial gastronomer Jacqui Newling in the kitchen as she demonstrates how to prepare collared eel using an 1816 recipe.

Take a tour of the colonial homestead and hear about the connections between John and Elizabeth Macarthur and the local Aboriginal people.

Free entry.

Event Location

Elizabeth Farm
70 Alice Street
Rosehill NSW 2142

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Published 7th February, 2020 in Community Event
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