Event held on July 20

A Bush Tucker Evening Under the Stars

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Event runs from 5:00 PM to 11:59 PM


The Central West region of New South Wales has a long standing continuous connection to the stars that spans thousands of years. Yarrabandai Creek Homestead is situated on the traditional lands of the Wiradjuri people. Archaeological evidence indicates that the Wiradjuri people have been occupying the area for at least 7150 years. They used the stars to understand the world they were living in, the relationship between the sky and land and as a tool to teach the utilisation of the landscape and environment. That connection continues through the European invasion of Australia where stars were used to navigate through this hostile and unfamiliar land. In July 1969, the Parkes Observatory in the Central West of NSW played an integral role in receiving and broadcasting the images of the moon walk around the world. In celebration of the Apollo 11 mission they celebrate with a spectacular and uninterrupted view of the night sky, which is unrivalled in most parts of the world. Guests will be treated to a seven course Bush Tucker feast whilst the crystal clear night sky will be decoded by astronomer Trevor Leaman and delight with stories about the Aboriginal Dreaming and of the Great Celestial Emu. Entry Cost All tickets $150 - Includes seven course dinner, drink on arrival and talk by astronomer.