Seasonal Change and Eel Trap Weaving in Melbourne Connect
The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) invites you to celebrate the changing of the Indigenous seasons, and learn to recreate the Indigenous eel trap!
We’re celebrating the changing of the Indigenous seasons and millennia of Indigenous engineering at Melbourne Connect.
Iuk (Eel) Season, (March) is when the hot winds stop and the temperatures cool, while the manna gums flower and the days and nights are again equal in length.
Sandra Aitken is joining us to discuss her eel traps (which can be seen on Level 7 as part of the cultural collection) and teach us how it’s done. From there, you’ll get the time and materials to start your own eel trap.
We’ve also partnered with Indigenous catering company Mabu Mabu, who will provide some light refreshments.
The event can be found in Ngi-a djerring gat-ith- the atrium space on Level 2. Ngi-a djerring gat-ith is a Woi wurrung concept meaning ‘building together’ and ‘with one another’, or the concept of ‘create / make / knowledge’.
We look forward to seeing you there to celebrate creating knowledge together again on campus in FEIT!