Celebrate the Community Spirit at the Winnam NAIDOC Kunjiel

Photo Credit: Quandamooka Festival/Facebook

A big cultural celebration will take place at the George Clayton Park in Wynnum this July, as part of the National Aboriginal and Islanders Day of Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week. Dubbed the Winnam NAIDOC Kunjiel, this special event gathers different Aboriginal communities consisting of the Nughi, Nunukul and Goenpul clans through music, dance, and a feast. 

Kunjiel means “corroboree,” a term coined by Europeans to describe the ceremonies and practices of the Aboriginal tribes. This corroboree is also part of the annual Quandamooka Festival, a three-month-long commemoration of the People of South East Queensland.

Set for Saturday, the 20th of July 2019, at the Lower Esplanade in Manly, Winnam NAIDOC Kunjiel will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Aside from dances and music, this free event will feature different markets, traditional sports activities, food trucks, storytelling, arts and crafts and language classes. 

Photo Credit: Quandamooka Festival/Facebook

“This year’s program brings the superstars of Australian music together with the next generation of performers in a series of magical events showcasing the depth and diversity of contemporary indigenous culture,” Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) CEO Cameron Costello said.

There’s no need to sign up or book for this event. For enquries, phone the Winnam Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation at 07 3396 3431.

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