Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree Festival 2019

Uncle Bruce Shillingsworth's Corroboree 2019 "Gathering For the Healing of Our Rivers" is now close.

Corroboree unifies communities and people who share common cultural beliefs about the “vein of our belonging, being and becoming” that is the Barwon-Namoi- Baaka River. Join our afternoon activities, evening corroboree and overnight camps along it at: 

Walgett – Saturday 28 September – Walgett Showground on Wee Waa St.
Wee Waa street Showground

Brewarrina – Sunday 29 September – Doyle Street Park on the Barwon River.

Bourke – Monday 30 September – 2CUZ FM on the corner of Kamilaroi Highway & Monomeeth St.

Wilcannia – Tuesday 1 October – Baker Park on Reid St. 

Menindee – Wednesday 2 October –  Bourke & Wills Campsite on Lake Pamamaroo....

PROGRAMMING will BEGIN AT TWO PM each day, structured in ways that the local Aboriginal organisations and representatives have shaped. All festival-goers will follow protocols and participate in the processes that local Elders have devised....https://www.ngunna.com/participation/

More at www.ngunna.com

Closing of Fund Raiser Auction 8 September 2019 at Articulate Project Space, Leichhardt

Opening Bruce Shillingsworth's Exhibition 2 Sep 2019, Cubby Space, Redfern. Photo Marghanita

The Journey: 

9 September 2019: Special Guest Speaker: Uncle Bruce Shillingsworth:The Situation of the Murray-Darling River. A Muruwari and Budjiti man from Brewarrina, he speaks passionately on the way the sacred river has been laid waste and what we need to do to fix the mess.The Murray-Darling is the longest and most important river system in Australia at 2,750 kms and 15th largest river system in the world, and it is lifeless. Despite the $8 billion already spent as part of this $13 billion plan it has been a failure. Hosted by Aboriginal Support Group Manly Warringah Pittwater  Flyer at http://www.asgmwp.net/media/2019-09-09-Uncle_Bruce_Shillingsworth.pdf

One day exhibition on 10 July 2019 at NSW Parliament https://perambuler.ramin.com.au/2019/07/yaama-ngunna-baaka-corroborees-festival.html

Yaama Ngunna Baaka — Welcome to Our River EXHIBITION 107 Redfern 4 Jul 2019 – 7 Jul 2019 https://107.org.au/event/yaama-ngunna-baaka-welcome-river/

Exhibition, Mosman Art Gallery, April 2019 https://perambuler.ramin.com.au/2019/04/yaama-ngunna-baaka-exhibition.html

Bruce Shillingsworth & Marghanita da Cruz, Fix NSW March, 3 March 2019


Mass fish rescue gets underway in Darling River amid simmering anger over water policy, Mon 9 Sep 2019, 12:12pm https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/worldtoday/mass-fish-rescue-gets-underway-in-darling-river/

River on the Brink: inside the Murray-Darling Basin, Fri 20 Sep- 3 November 2019 https://www.shervingallery.com.au/event/finding-ground-inside-the-murray-darling-basin/

Cry me a river: Mismanagement and corruption have left the Darling dry


1999: "Five billion trees should be planted in the Murray-Darling Basin to help address the problem of land and water salinity."  1999 'Trees for Murray-Darling', Times (Victor Harbor, SA : 1987 - 1999), 31 December, p. 5. , viewed 16 Sep 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196862722

1926: Dam on the Darling River at Brewarrina constructed by aborigines
hundreds of years ago for trapping fish. It is still intact. 1926 'FISH YARDS MADE BY NATIVES', The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), 25 September, p. 1. , viewed 16 Sep 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article58841662
1864: "AMONGST the aboriginal tribes located alone thc Murray, Murrumbidgee, and Darling, fish forms their chief article of food,and in obtaining it they display-great ingenuity and dexterity." 1864 'NATIVES FISHING ON THE DARLING.', Illustrated Sydney News (NSW : 1853 - 1872), 16 December, p. 13. , viewed 16 Sep 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63512207