We had the pleasure of hosting William Woodbridge of floating a tepee on Lake Ginninnderra fame for our Faculty morning tea yesterday (Friday June 17th). William’s grace and determination to highlight the accommodation plight of many students by building a tepee on a raft and living in it on Lake Ginninderra for three months inspired our song “Float Me A Tepee“. Friday’s meeting with William was the culmination of several months of planning and effort of several people (Alejandro, Catherine, Janine, and Llara) to bring William together with Stella’s Way, the song Float Me A Tepee, and the awesome painting of William and his tepee by Gregory S. Fergusson. The meeting, an interview with William, and our performance of Float Me A Tepee were reported in the Canberra Times and can be read here https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7784423/remember-lake-ginninderras-tepee-man-hes-back-with-a-song-to-honour-him/?cs=14225. Although this story is behind a paywall, we hope to circulate a version of it soon.
Meeting William Woodbridge
June 19, 2022