Stories, Symbols, and Kangaroos

The group is in full swing now.  Professor Burgess has students exploring the city noticing symbols of Australian stories.  Sunday we had a lovely (and inadvertently adventurous for a few of us) hike outside the city to Mt Cootha.  Aboriginal people used to go to Mt Cootha to collect honey (ku-ta).  Monday we had walking tour through the city highlighting the history of Brisbane.  Yesterday, Wednesday, was an excursion to the koala sanctuary:  Lone Pine.  We traveled to the sanctuary via ferry along the Brisbane River expanding our understanding of the area.  Holding koalas, feeding kangaroos, and petting dingoes along with many other unique species has endeared Australia to us all.


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