2022 Highlights

2022 Highlights 2022-07-28T12:28:37+00:00

Hundreds of stalls to browse

Stalls featured a range of services supporting the community.

You met the people behind these services and learnt how they could support your health, wellbeing and other areas of your lives.

Welcome to Country

Uncle Frank Wanganeen and Uncle Moogy Sumner lead the Welcome to Country ceremony with Isaac Hannam on Yidaki.

Sean Choolburra

You laughed out loud with MC, Sean Choolburra.

Sean Choolburra was born and raised in Townsville and his ancestors are Gu-Gu-Yalanji, Kalkadoon, Kandju and Bwgcolman.

Sean is a dynamic and versatile comedian, rap singer, dancer, storyteller, actor & hip-hop didge player. He is a rising star of the comedy world, an all-round entertainer and is guaranteed to raise your spirit!

Nathan May Band

Adelaide-based singer-songwriter, Nathan May, descends from the Arabana, Yawuru and Marridjabin clans.

Nathan has established himself as a professional performer and is inspired by Country music and it plays a massive part in his storytelling in songs.

Eskatology

Touching on socio-political themes and the disadvantages faced as a First Nations person, Eskatology finds strength and power in his Indigenous roots to speak about such issues through his work.

Driven by his own experiences with mental health struggles, Eskatology uses the power of spoken word to work through his emotions and share a connection with those who can find solace in his work.

Tal-Kin-Jeri Dance Group

Tal-Kin-Jeri Dance Group was founded in 1997 by Major Sumner and Loretta Sumner to showcase Aboriginal dance, stories, music, art, language and culture.

This dance group provides education, training, workshops, performances and ceremonies to promote a better understanding of Aboriginal culture and in particular Ngarrindjeri culture, and keep culture strong.

Nunga Marketplace

A variety of First Nations artists and designers displayed their crafts and other merchandise on the day in our Nunga Marketplace.

Kids activities

Kids of all ages had the opportunity to participate in a range of fun art and craft activities.

We also offered face painting, henna tattoos and a jumping castle for the kids.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Checks

It is important to look after your health, even when you feel well.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Checks were available for all members of the family at the event.

Shared lunch

Everyone looked forward to a hot lunch featuring native ingredients, desserts and a sausage sizzle.