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IHD's Dragonfly Festival

In the Top End, the seasonal return of dragonflies is considered a sign that the dry season has arrived. Around the world, the dragonfly is a symbol of change, transformation, adaptability & self-realisation. The return of the Dry Season was celebrated at IHD in true Territory style. Residents enjoyed a cool afternoon on the lawns with music, food and friends.

IHD Scholarships were awarded to three residents:

Hooman has continuously demonstrated dedication to the promotion of harmonious communal living and community engagement. His academic success speaks for itself, adding to his accolades, he was recently awarded “best poster” at the HOPV19 Conference in Rome. He has been an active member in the community, and at the 2018 IHD Ball, he received the community spirit award for his contributions towards the IHD Community. You have definitely made IHD and CDU proud.

Muriel is a person who has enthusiastically embraced life at IHD. She’s energetic and friendly, getting involved in a broad range of IHD events and engaging socially with a broad range of residents. She has found the mantra for successfully balancing academic and social pressures. She has been an active member in the community, and at the 2017 IHD Ball, she was awarded the community spirit award for her contributions made towards IHD.

Tak Yi is a resident who has been spreading love and laughter all around the community and, with her humble efforts, created strong bonds within the community. She has demonstrated success in balancing her academic and social commitments.

Live music performances by IHD residents left everyone awestruck of the wonderful talent we have at IHD. Jonathan, Nelson, Augusto, Leonito struck the guitar chords, relaxing the audience after a busy semester. Leigh played his didgeridoo, creating calm and peaceful vibes. The music was divine and so too was the home-cooked food. BBQ entrées made the rounds, offering some iconic Territory treats; crocodile, kangaroo and buffalo meat. Everyone then tucked into a big meal with egg salad, garden salad, tabouli, bread, chicken wings, meatballs and potato bake on offer. Apple pie and ice-cream as dessert provided the finishing sweet touch. In the wake of the increasing global plastic consumption, IHD took baby steps in contributing for a better, plastic-free future, encouraging residents to bring their own dilly bag (many people used their IHD welcome bag) with their plate and cutlery.