G’day! My name is Malachi Conway and I live in Central Queensland (Australia) along with my little men Micah and Samuel. Rocky Instincts is the result of the last 20 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!

My two favourite men in the world!! ❤️❤️
Malachi Conway



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 who are two amazing little guys!

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Isaac Oliver 
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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! 

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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. 

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. 


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