ABOUT

G’day! My name is Malachi Conway and I live in Central Queensland (Australia) along with my wife Jessie and little men Micah and Samuel. Rocky Instincts is the result of the last 15 years of my passion for all things instinctual. I have grown up to love all of the skills that relate back to our humanly instincts including the learning achieved while practicing them. I believe that you too will love these skills, even if you don’t realise it yet! For all humans its natural – it’s our instinct.

We have been delivering workshops, demonstrations, lessons, programs and supplying resources for the past four years. Our clients range from hobbyists and interested individuals through to universities, schools, childcare centres, event organisers and service providers looking to deliver programs that teach their clients a range of skills relating back to their ancestors.

My motivation for beginning Rocky Instincts is to help people learn these basic (note: not easy!) skills and in turn help to keep these skills and knowledge alive. Rocky Instincts aims to be a helpful and enjoyable learning environment for anyone interested, especially those who lack the blessing of a face to face teacher.

Embrace your instincts and learn the skills that have stood the test of time!

TEAM
Malachi Conway

Director 

 

I have been practising traditional skills and sharing my passion since I can remember. I develop new workshop material, work in business development and deliver a range of workshops that spark the passion in others for learning the skills of our ancestors.  Im also a dad to Micah and Samuel and a husband to Jessie who works with me! 

Isaac Oliver 
Jessie Conway

Director 

I mainly work with clients and staff to make sure our workshops are organised smoothly and meets each of our clients needs. I also manage all our bookwork, business development, marketing, stakeholder engagement activities and am also a mum of a very amazing 6 year old Micah and 15 month old Sam! I also deliver workshops on the odd occasion to help out the team! 

Jayden Lodewickus

Workshop Leader

I began working with Rocky Instincts at the start of 2020. In addition to running workshops, I maintain the headquarters property at Struck Oil. I have guiding experience in the tourism industry and have worked all over Australia including in Tasmania where I met my wife Kate. 

Rocki

Assistance Dog

 

Im a pure bred Australian Kelpie and I love working with the team! I go on as many workshops as I can and have learnt how to help out. I carry around first aid supplies and also make sure to look after any children who may be a little shy, need comfort or who just want to pat me! Working is my life and I just want to make everyone happy! 

Workshop Trainee

 

Hi I'm Jayden - I'm currently at high school in Rockhampton but get to work with Rocky Instincts casually when I can. I help out with workshops and am getting pretty good at the hand drill fire making method, trapping and other skills. My Grandad has taught me heaps as well about our Gangalu culture and skills. 

Jazmin Cole 

Workshop Assistant 

 

I've been working with Rocky Instincts for the last few months to assist with workshops and help manage children (both Micah and Samuel and also children on workshops!). I have experience as an early childhood educator and grew up locally in Mount Morgan. This is my dad and I! 

Mick Walton

Workshop Facilitator

 

I've been working with Rocky Instincts since 2019 when I can - I have a keen passion for bush craft and survival skills. They are amazing things to practice which I do with my own kids and family. I also work in the entertainment and rigging industry and have done many shows and productions for local schools and Council. 

POLICIES & FORMS

Indigenous Engagement Policy (coming soon!)

Privacy Policy 

Waiver

Enrolment Form for Schools 

Bush Skillz Mount Morgan Workshop Registration Form 

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