Song and Story with Col Hardy OAM
We were honoured to welcome respected Brewarrina Elder and Australian country music legend Col Hardy OAM to the Taronga Talks studio, for a very special conversation. Col’s incredible journey to Taronga is carried by his love of music and sacred connection to the land and wildlife. As Education Officer for Taronga’s ‘Animals of the Dreaming’ Zoomobile program, Col now travels all around NSW to bring Dreamtime stories and native animals to life for the next generation – using his musical talent to engage and inspire.
I remember when I was a young fella many years ago, my Dad brought me down one time and I said, ‘I want to go to Taronga’, and he brought me over. I just love it because – there’s just something about it. I think when everyone talks about zoos, Taronga is always number one – it’s in a beautiful spot right on the beach, with all the beautiful animals and reptiles – they are all so special.
How can you help?`
- Feeling inspired by Col’s story? Remember to look after the country, rivers and trees to help protect our precious native animals. Head to Taronga’s ‘Act for the Wild’ page to learn about the simple things you can do to make a world of difference for Australian wildlife.
- The Taronga Zoomobile brings inspiring animals and curriculum-linked workshops to groups who may have difficulty coming to the Zoo – find out more at our Zoomobile page.