Yaama Ngunna Baaka 2019

First Corroborroee Walget


Corroboree Walgett


Setting off from Ultimo

lunch Dubbo
Cultural Information outside Brewarina
   Johny Cakes and Emu at Brewarrina Corroboree
4 mile reserve
Grinding Stone Brewarina Museum and 4 mile Creek Reseve
4 Mile Reserve (Brewarrina)

Wilcannia Camp Ground


4th Coroborree Wilcannia

Menindee Lakes

Heading Home on Train at Dubbo
Uncle Bruce Shillingsworth, a Muruwari and Budjiti man, invited us to attend Yaama Ngunna Baaka a festival of corroborees he organised on his country in Walgett, Brewarrina, Bourke and Wilcannia along lower Baaka (Darling River) and a final corroboree on the Menindee Lakes.

"Our rivers are the blood of the earth. Without water, nothing survives, there will be no life. We need our rivers to survive in order to survive ourselves." -Bruce Shillingworth https://mundagutta.com/corroboree-project

Uncle Bruce brought together many Dance Groups for the festival: 

Betina Bysouth (Menindee / Bendigo – 5 adults / 8 children)
Barkindji (Wilcannia – 9 dancers)
Budjiti (Enngonia – 6 dancers)
Cunnamulla (10 dancers)
Kamilaroi (Walgett – 5 dancers)
Mungundi (Moree – 1 boys and 1 girls group)
Murrawari (Goodooga)
Ngemba (Brewarrina – 6 dancers)
Wankamurra (Bourke – 25 dancers)
Wakagetti (Brewarrina)
Wiradjuri (Trangie)
Garul Giyalu Rock Mob (Katoomba – 15 dancers)
Yama Guroo (Sydney)
Koomurri (Sydney – 5 dancers)
Tal-Kin-Jeri (Adelaide, SA – 8 dancers)
Mujamundu (Quilpie, Qld – 2 adults / 4 children)... https://www.ngunna.com/dance/