Murgon- Eidsvold, Day 3
The Big Lift crew packed up and left for Eidsvold which is a small town located in the North Burnett region. It is a community of just 500 residents and it is known for their strong Aboriginal community that accounts for 40% of the population. It is home to the Wulli Wulli, Gurang Gurang and Wakka Wakka people. Some issues faced by the town include: lack of employment; lack of services; limited career options for youth and subsequent youth drain. Nonetheless, this peaceful and welcoming community has beautiful landscapes, facilities and such warm personalities. After we had unpacked we had the opportunity to listen and chat to two aboriginal elders, Liz and Steve. It was a very humbling and insightful experience to hear and listen to their stores of hardships.
Eidsvold, Day 4
This was one of our biggest project days as we had a lot on the agenda. We split up into groups to go help out at: Eidsvold Historical Society, Eidsvold Christian Centre, Eidsvold Show Society, the RM Williams Centre, the Learning Centre, and at some of the local community members' houses. After a long day of cleaning, gardening, digging and dusting, we were all very excited to hit the local pool for a giant water gun fight with the local kids. We all had a blast and it was also lovely to share in a sausage sizzle!