After the recess break we had a session with the Form 6 students. They were eager to find out about Tallangatta and Australian education opportunities. They were interested to know how the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) operated in Australia and also about requirements to study in Australian universities which several were considering as an option in the future.
Monsopiad Cultural Village
In the afternoon we visited the Monsopiad Cultural Village. Monsopiad was a fearsome warrior who lived in the village of Kuai nearly 200 years ago. Monsopiad's main house is dedicated to the life and times of Monsopiad and his descendants.Displays around the village demonstrate the way of life at that time including the rice barn and threshing process, blow pipes and dance performances.
A traditional Malay wedding celebration extends over 3 or 4 days. The ceremony we attended was the evening before the actual wedding and involved the preparation and blessing of the bride, which still involved great ceremony and celebration.