Yesterday a group of us walked through several sections of the Pilgrim Trail with Trevor Walley a senior figure in the Whadjuk 'mob' of the Noongar Culture. Trevor is a great guy and loves telling stories about his people . He gave some incredible insights into how his people view nature and he told us of some of their traditions too We came away with great quotes ,but even better was the fact that Trevor allowed nearly all of our conversations to be recorded on video - courtesy of L-A our great interpretive editor. So hopefully in the next couple of weeks we'll get to load them on the Pilgrim trail website. to share with the whole wide world.
"The twinkle in your eye has no colour" - on talking about people from different nations.
"When you walk the trail you become a part of the trail" - which sums up contemporary Pilgrimage in a nutshell.
"Let the wind and the water speak to you" - something we never get time to do in our urban culture.
As soon as the recordings become available I'll let you know.
PS and I may have forgotten to mention that the Pilgrim Trail now has a different alignment. More of that in the next update.