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What a great morning we all had last Sunday when the Jarrett family from Katherine came in to learn about Manuel’s life growing up in the bush and get to do some hands-on activities. All did beautiful rarrk paintings. Nick and Jamee got the fire lit. Great teamwork (watch the videos below) and Fin hit...

With no one being able to travel this year. Meeting agents had to go virtual. So Sweep Pea and I were up very early in the morning because of the time differences and talked to North America, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. It was a bit nerve-racking at first but we were all in the same...

Cultural chatFire

October 20, 2020

Aboriginal people have been managing fires in the Top End landscape for thousands of years, and traditionally did that for a wide range of reasons, from the management of habitat, driving kangaroos so they can be hunted, helping look for bush tucker, and just making it easier to go through the country.  In the top...

It’s been a very weird year at Top Didj with no tourists coming to see us until June and then only a few until the voucher scheme started.  Territorians started touring their own state and have really enjoyed doing so.  In the last few months, we have had families from South Australia, Queensland, and NSW...

In August we had the Machar family return with a new member of their family, Bonnie who Susan was pregnant with on their last visit 4 years ago. So happy to see them back here again.  Here is what they had to say. “Thanks for such a Top Experience again.  We are back after 4...

Manuel would like you to book for his virtual tour coming up on 8th August.  Its not a new product as such, but we thought that seeing you could not come into see us, we would come and seel you.      

Oops Virtual Cultural Experience date change sorry about that.  With the NT borders being opened we have had bookings come in for the 1st August that we would like to keep.  We forgot to close it off as we have not been busy.  The 8th August is the new date and it has been closed...

Manuel is happy with is spear-throwing skills as he has dinner for his family and also the latest news on the live video, which will be held on Saturday 1st August. Oh dear we forgot to block the 1st August off!!!!. Now it’s the 8th of August, which has been blocked off!!!!  

Sunday morning we had a couple, Jenny and Dion who moved to Katherine at the beginning of the year and a family from Brisbane Melanie, Dan, Andy Fay, Dorothy, and their dog Dave who are going to be here for a few months working.  All were glad to get out of the house, caravan and...

Well, who would have thought we would not be opening in 2020.  Still getting over the shock but never staying still.  Lots to get done and improve.  The build of the new gallery has commenced. Manuel is busy painting.  The surroundings have to be looked after, especially trying to eradicate the khaki prickle.  I have...

Hi everyone, we just wanted to let you all know what everyone is up to at Tip Didj during the Covid-19 pandemic. Manuel has been busy painting and his artwork is available on our online store. We’re in the process of building a new gallery on the grounds and it should be ready May next...

NewsBusy few months

July 23, 2019

Lots of holiday makers have been in to do the cultural experience with Manuel over the school holidays. Here is a few reviews left in the comment book: “This is the best cultural experience! Manuel is an amazing teacher of his culture and fantastic artist.” “ We were shown how to produce genuine Indigenous Artwork...