Bundaberg residents are being invited to learn about local indigenous cultures at an upcoming event hosted by the Taribelang Cultural Aboriginal Corporation.
Wan’di, which means to gather together, welcomes the community to join traditional custodians the Taribelang Bunda people for a night of stories and celebration at Windmill Café on Friday, 14 May.
Taribelang Cultural Aboriginal Corporation Traditional Owner Byron Kiya Kayla Broome said he was proud to be able to bring the event to The Windmill.
He said the event would be an opportunity for the community to learn more about his culture.
“I believe it is going to be very exciting for the community and for our younger people to actually see what our culture is about and for me, it is exciting to keep our culture alive,” Byron said.
“This would be a good chance for the locals that haven’t heard the traditional stories to come down and hear about the rich culture and history that we are going to be sharing with them.”
Owner of The Windmill Café Joey Caruana said the idea had come from wanting to provide an opportunity for people to experience and understand the local culture.
“Having only really learnt about Indigenous cultures when travelling, I wanted to bring this event to life so we could explore the local culture with the community,” he said.
“The Windmill is in fact a gathering place for the local community, where people have come together for many years, so it is great to host this unique event with Nikki and Byron.”
Nikki Tiger, Manager at Taribelang Cultural Aboriginal Corporation will be performing the beautiful land blessing dance as part of the evening.
The menu for the event includes a two-course meal which has been created using traditional ingredients and fresh local produce including bush fruits.
Bookings are essential, with tickets priced at $79 per adult and $29 per child.
Taribelang Cultural Aboriginal Corporation, The Windmill Café Bargara and Bundaberg Tourism have worked in partnership to organise the event.
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