Kora the Sea Eagle mascot for Paint the Lake REaD hatched last weekend. The children of Lake Macquarie were there to greet her, when the local water police brought her by boat to the jetty.
Earlier she had been named by the Mayor, Jodie Harrison, and Auntie Zelma Moran. And so was launched the Paint the Town REaD’s first joint Aboriginal and mainstream community from the very beginning.
Kora means ‘companion’ in the local Awabakal language. What better name to give the mascot, who will be the reading companion for Lake Macquarie’s children?
The Sea Eagle is also the totem for the Awabakal people.