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No matter your tastes. There are a number of events coming up in the region that you are sure to be interested in.

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Kookoo Kookaburra

Kookoo Kookaburra

Date: 10 September

At The Reef Gateway Hotel The Reef Gateway Hotel


4946 2600

Categories: General Events

Tags: Cannonvale

Kookoo Kookaburra is a morality tale inspired by the Dreamtime. It reminds us to be kind and respectful. Kookoo is a kind and well-loved kookaburra- famous for entertaining all of the bush creatures with his funny stories. One day Kookoo runs out of kind stories to tell so he turns to teasing and making fun of the other animals. This makes all of the bush creatures very sad. Kookoo was no longer funny, he was just a show-off. Refusing to listen to the wise words of his uncle, Kookoo finds himself alone and ignored by his friends. Even his best friend Billay couldn’t help him. When he finally listens to the sound of his own laughter it’s a very unhappy sound. He remembers his uncle's words, ‘Kindness is like a boomerang - if you throw it often, it comes back often...’ Finally, Kookoo understands and from that day on, his kind and funny stories once again fill the bush. The author and dramaturg Gregg Dreise is a Queensland primary school teacher, recently won the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Award and is a descendant of the Kamilaroi and Yuwalayaay people from south-east Queensland and north-west New South Wales.

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Primary Phone: 4946 2600
URL Enquiries: www.reefgatewayhotel.com.au
2018-09-10 22:00:00
2018-09-10 22:00:00
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