Berkelouw Books presents Story Time with Jasmine Seymour
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Jasmine Seymour will host Story Time on Wednesday 17th July at 10am. She will read her first published book, Baby Business about a traditional baby smoking ceremony and talk a little about her cultural heritage and language. Following the reading Jasmine will facilitate a colouring in activity with the kids.
Jasmine Seymour is a Darug woman and a descendant of Maria Lock, daughter of Yarramundi, the Boorooberongal Elder who had met Governor Phillip on the banks of the Hawkesbury in 1791. It is Jasmine's wish that through her books, everyone will know that the Darug mob are still here, still strong. Jasmine is a primary school teacher in the Hawkesbury area of NSW.
Baby Business tells the story of the baby smoking ceremony that welcomes baby to country. The smoke is a blessing - it will protect the baby and remind them that they belong. This beautiful ritual is recounted in a way young children will completely relate to.