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Bindi Bindi Dreaming x Tucker Bush presented by Alcoa



10.00 to 17.00





Event Information

Bindi Bindi Dreaming and good friends Tucker Bush have teamed up to share their extensive knowledge of the unique Aboriginal culture of Perth, the local environment and the numerous bush tucker species in our area!
Enjoy this incredible opportunity to hear local guide Marissa Verma of Bindi Bindi Dreaming share with us her lifetime experiences of Noongar culture. This knowledge has been shared to her by many Elders of Noongar country and they are only too happy for her to now share with us. 
Be immersed with significant cultural knowledge and information as well as seeing, touching, and smelling the wonders of the natural bush land that the Noongar people still have in connection to this country – they are a hunter and gatherer society and these traditions are still continuing today. Things such as hunting kangaroos, emus, fishing, gathering nuts and berries for food are still part of cultural traditions. 
Bush food has sustained generations of Aboriginal peoples for centuries, and today represents a rich and vibrant history in the culture of this land. The Tucker Bush range aims to introduce a truly local flavour to the modern suburban home, working with communities who have unique stories to share. With Tucker Bush edible natives, you can enjoy a backyard full of unique and delicious bush tucker fruits, roots, nuts, seeds and leaves from plants naturally adapted to our climate and soil
From dreaming stories to a tasting some bush tucker, just a few experiences that we will enjoy in this unique and exciting interactive cultural experience. No bookings required, just come on in to our Wellness Teepee!
Bindi Bindi Dreaming x Tucker Bush is made possible through a Supporting Partner Alcoa and we just want to say a big THANKS!

You can now catch Marissa and Mark give a talk on the Ocean Kitchen Garden Stage on Saturday 6 March from 3pm to 4pm


WIN: ‘Bindi Bindi Dreaming and Tucker Bush’ Schools Competition – Presented to you by ALOCA

T & C’s and How to enter the competition

To be eligible you must be a Primary School within the Cockburn area.

You can select a class, the whole school or a few individuals to create the entry for the competition.

Marissa Verma and Mark Tucket from Bindi Bindi Dreaming & Tucker Bush will facilitate a half-day school incursion, teaching the students and teachers how to establish a native bush tucker garden in their own school gardens!

As well as offering a hands-on learning experience showcasing Australia’s unique Aboriginal culture.

This experience is an opportunity for students, parents & teachers to learn and enjoy the traditional uses of Australia’s amazing native ingredients from bush tucker plants.


Draw a poster about:

What the Six Seasons meant to Noongar People?

What your tucker bush would look like?

The whole school, just one class or simply a few individuals can participate in this competition.

Email a photo or scan of your posters to

by Friday 26th February 2021.


The top three posters will then be chosen by the City Of Cockburn representative and the associated schools notified. These best three posters will be put on display at the Coogee Live Festival and the public will vote on their favourite.


The school with the most votes will win the prize. We will announce the winner on Monday 8th March via our social media sites and will also call the winning school to advise them of their win and discuss when it would be suitable to schedule the incursion.


Draw a poster about what the Six Seasons meant to Noongar People or what your tucker bush would look like? Email a photo or scan of your posters to by Friday 26th February 2021.

The top three posters will then be chosen and the associated schools notified. These posters will be put on display at Coogee Live and the public will vote on their favourite. The poster (and school) with the most votes wins!


Knowledgeable, and with the permission and support from Noongar Elders, Marissa
Verma (a local Wadjuk custodian of the Noongar nation) shares Aboriginal culture with the wider community through her successful 100% Aboriginal-owned and operated business, Bindi Bindi Dreaming. 
Founded in 2000, this venture has delivered authentic Aboriginal guided tours and cultural experiences showcasing the unique Noongar culture of this region. Since winning Business of the Year at the Perth NAIDOC Awards in 2017, public demand for their services has seen steady and
remarkable growth.
Mark Tucek founded the Tucker Bush project with a vision of restoring a local flavour of diversity to Australian food, culture and lifestyle practices. The project has three main aims. First, to popularise and make available native edibles in our modern lifestyle and cuisine — both through home growing and gourmet cooking. Second, to help young Australians grow up with a stronger connection to nature and their food supply. And third, to influence a cultural shift that contributes to preserving Australia’s food security and biodiversity through growing species that thrive in our soils and climate.