Tanderrum dancing skirt

Using only traditional techniques and materials from the environment I will be making a new dancing skirt and odorments to wear for this year's Tanderrum at federation square.

Materials to be used ; stringybark for my belt, emu feathers, beeswax, ochre, emu skin, possum fur, kangaroo skin, echidna spines, gum nuts, ininti seeds, Bunjil feathers, kookaburra feathers and crow feathers.

A emu skin Top will be made along with the dancing skirt. Arm bands also will be made


Cassie Leatham-Harrap is from the Taungurung / Wurundjeri people from the Kulin Nation and is also a community member and was born on GunaiKurnai. Cassie explores the bush land and coast around Gippsland and surrounding areas gaining knowledge in edible plants, survival skills, massacre sites and connecting with her heritage. Cassie teaches Bush Tucker in numerous schools in Gippsland and Conducts Workshops teaching skills to Indigenous and Non Indigenous students of all ages. Teaching these workshops to Non Indigenous people give the participants the opportunity to learn and understand the Aboriginal Culture and develop knowledge of both historical and contemporary Aboriginal History. Cassie devotes her time to the local Aboriginal Youth as she feels the responsibility through her workshops and teachings it will nurture and keep the culture alive and to be passed on to generations to come.