The elderly population of Bagot Community had a chance to get up close and personal with a Territory saltwater croc recently, and it was apparently delicious.
Bagot locals were the guests of honour at a traditional “bush tucker feast” held as part of Seniors Month.
The event, a joint initiative by Charles Darwin University, Danila Dilba Health Service, COTA NT, Larrakia Nation and the NT Government, was attended by more than 200 Bagot Community seniors.
Items on the menu included the “saltie”, wallabies, kangaroos, wild pigs and whistle ducks that were all caught under permit at Mt Kepler Station and cooked traditionally over piping hot coals.
Head chef and celebrated CDU cooking identity, Steve ‘The Walkabout Chef’ Sunk said preparing the feast was a true honour and one of the great events for Seniors Month.
Taking three hours in the coals, the crocodile was a stunning centerpiece for the annual smorgasbord.
Also in attendance was Administrator of the Northern Territory, Mr Tom Pauling and wife Tessa, Senators Trish Crossin and Nigel Scullion, and Member for Soloman Damien Hale.
Dubbed “The Walkabout Chef” for his 16 years spent teaching cooking to Aboriginal women and young people in remote communities, Mr Sunk is a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to Indigenous communities.