Everyone is invited to celebrate Gai-mariagal Day on Saturday 28th, at Georges Heights. It is being hosted by Harbour Trust as a program of reconciliation week in Mosman which is the homeland of the Borogegal People. The program also helps you to understand Sydney’s First Nation Cultures.
Visitors to the Landship building in the Headland Park Artist Precinct near Frenchy's Café can experience a special presentation of talented First Nations performers, educators, and traditional artists, including Walangari Karntawarra, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Bringing the kids? Don't miss Uncle Larry Brandy's storytelling session or our boomerang painting workshop! In addition, we'll be conducting a sausage sizzle ($5 per person) to collect donations for Tribal Warrior's educational programmes. Visitors to the Landship building in the Headland Park Artist Precinct near Frenchy's Café can experience a special presentation of talented First Nations performers, educators, and traditional artists, including Walangari Karntawarra, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Where: The Landship (near Read Place), Georges Heights in Mosman
When: Saturday 28 May 2022; 10am-3pm
Cost: FREE entry
Ga-mariagal Day is a fun and educational all-ages event with activities tied to this year’s Gai-mariagal Day theme: Nalawala Ngara (‘Sit down and listen’).
- 10am to 10:45am – Acknowledgement of Country – through song and in language – including a traditional smoking ceremony featuring Walangari Karntawarra. PLUS: Learn about traditional food and bush medicine through engaging presentations and a quiz.
- 10:45am to 2:45pm – Participate in the creation of an Aboriginal sand painting with artist and educator Walangari Karntawarra.
- 11am to 12pm – Active children’s storytelling with Uncle Larry Brandy.
- 12pm to 2pm – Live music performed by Green Hand Band.
- 12pm to 1:30pm – Sausage Sizzle to raise funds for Tribal Warrior’s education programs.
- 1:30pm to 2:30pm – Boomerang painting workshop with Gene Kelaher.
Gai-mariagal Day at Georges Heights coincides with Gai-mariagal Festival and is part of National Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June). The festival, now in its 22nd year, is a highlight on the Northern Sydney Region's yearly First Nations calendar. It begins on Sorry Day (May 26), continues through National Reconciliation Week, and ends with NAIDOC Week (the second week of July).
For more information: Gai-mariagal Day