Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree Festival 2019

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University Technology Sydney

Thomas Street and Jones Street, Ultimo

Sydney, NSW 2006

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Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree Festival Bus Tour 2019

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SUNDAY BOOKINGS RE-OPEN AS WE ARE HIRING A BIGGER BUS. BOOK FOR SUNDAY TIX THROUGH EVENTBRITE. CAN CONTINUE TO BOOK IN EVENTBRITE TO FOLLOW IN OWN VEHICLE.

Come with us on the Corroboree Yaama Ngunna Baaka 2019 bus tour to participate in a roving corroboree festival (ringbalin) and learn first hand about the crisis of our rivers.

This will be a trip of a lifetime: you will sleep on the river banks of the Baaka (Darling River) and eat bush tucker.

The return trip bus tour leaves from Sydney, picks up people in Katoomba and Dubbo and then travels to Walgett, Brewarrina, Bourke, Wilcannia and Menindee Lakes.

There are two departure dates and one return date. The buses leave at 6 am both days from University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Thomas Street and Jones Streets, Ultimo. The bus returns to UTS between 11 pm on October 3 and 1 am on October 4.

Bus 1: Saturday September 28 to Friday October 4

Bus 2: Sunday September 29 to Friday October 4

Cars can join in to help build a convoy.

We will be at the festival start in Walgett, the land of the Gamilaroi nation, followed by the lands of the Muruwari, Ngemba, Weilwan and Yualwarri peoples in Brewarrina. We go to Bourke, the land of the Ngemba people and leave the festival after Wilcannia and Menindee Lakes where the Barkindji people live.

At each town participants will experience a full afternoon and evening of environmental workshops, music/education, foraging trips, corroboree and film.

The bus leaving on Sat Sept 28 will be travelling from Sydney to Walgett. The bus leaving on Sun Sept 29 will be travelling from Sydney to Brewarrina. From Brewarrina both buses travel to Bourke, then Wilcannia, Lake Menindee and back to Sydney.

The ticket prices include:

• A return bus trip to the river towns in an air-conditioned, toileted, fully-serviced and professionally-driven bus.

• Joining the festival activities each day in each new location.

• A Thumbs Up - Good Tucker meal each night with some bush tucker to try, with vegetarian and meat eater options.

• Breakfast and day tours organised by Aboriginal community members. If you have significant food allergies or dietary requirements you need to cater for yourself.

You must bring your own tent, swag, mat, stretcher and sleeping bag. If you have specific health issues you need to discuss this with our organisers.

If you want to travel with us but book your own accommodation: please find a list of caravan parks and motels here: https://www.ngunna.com/travel-sleep/

Ticket prices:

On Bus for 6 days: student/unemployed concession $250, full waged $400, $600 family of 4 [kids must be 8-18 years old to travel on buses but, kids under 8 encouraged to travel with parents in own cars].

On Bus for 5 days: student/unemployed concession $200, full waged $350, $550 family of 4 [kids must be 8-18 years old to travel on buses but, kids under 8 encouraged to travel with parents in own cars].

Following Buses from Sydney, Katoomba, Dubbo with own cars: $100 concession per vehicle (one person driving), $200 full wage per vehicle (3-4 people), $300 for four plus people in vehicle. Bring the kids!

*This booking program slug us with a refund fee, so if you unfortunately have to pull out, you have to forgo this amount.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yaama-ngunna-baaka-corroboree-festival-2019-tickets-66436388025?fbclid=IwAR0dksWWOoTBFaXbVHdjXeG6KpW19mxyB4wEQKJaQX-g3xgdvFeS3t9DRqM

Contact Bruce Shillingworth 0498 646 225 (Brewarrina/Sydney), Rachel 0403 517 266 (Sydney), Jodie 0479 005 140 (Sydney) or Steph 0400 827 196 (Bathurst)

More information here: https://www.ngunna.com/

Initiated by: YAAMA NGUNNA BAAKA’s Bruce Shillingsworth Snr. has a long history of working as a dancer, cultural educator and organiser across NSW. Bruce is a Murawari – Budgiti man from north-western NSW, now residing in Waterloo, Sydney.

Partners and supporters: Maari Ma Health: Improving Aboriginal health and closing the gap, Walgett Shire Council: Shire of Walgett, Aboriginal Culture, Heritage & Arts Association, Tribal Warrior, Moogahlin Performing Arts Inc, Brewarrina Shire Council, Museums and Galleries of NSW, Good Tucker , Central Darling Shire Council, TheVanishingRivers.Com.Au, Green Left Weekly, Save the Darling River, Earthling Studios, River Yanners from Bathurst, Friends of the Earth

If you can offer practical support contact waterforrivers@gmail.com

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University Technology Sydney

Thomas Street and Jones Street, Ultimo

Sydney, NSW 2006

Australia

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