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Sat, 04 May

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Mawonga Station

Cultural Camp 2024

The first cultural gathering of 2024! Join us on Ngurrampaa (country) for a memorable experience, reconnecting with the Ngiyampaa community. Saturday, May 4th - Sunday, May 5th, 2024

Cultural Camp 2024
Cultural Camp 2024

Time & Location

04 May 2024, 7:00 am – 05 May 2024, 2:00 pm

Mawonga Station, 2753 Coombie Rd, Roto NSW 2675, Australia

Guests

About the event

Yamakarra everyone,

We are excited to announce the first Mawonga camp for 2024! The camp will take place over the weekend of May 4th and 5th. Some participants may like to arrive the day before for early setup and preparation. Please mark your calendars and join us for a weekend filled with cultural activities, learning, and community bonding. We are also hoping to do some cool burns after the cultural camp should weather conditions and country is right. Further details will be posted on this page.

Event Details:

  • Date:     Saturday, May 4th - Sunday, May 5th, 2024
  • Location:     Shearing Quarters, Mawonga Property
  • Accommodation:     Five rooms available for elderly and families with young children. Ample      camping space is also available.
  • Meals:     All meals will be provided, but attendees with special dietary needs are kindly requested to manage their own arrangements.
  • Beverages:     Water, tea, and coffee will be available. Please note that the event is alcohol-free.
  • Facilities:     Two toilets and a single "donkey hot water shower" will be available. A new shower toilet block is under construction for future events.

Agenda Highlights:

  • Smoking ceremony at the Nelia patch
  • Language activity to discover and say your Ngiyampaa name
  • Talk by Anna Neuman on Cultural Astronomy and Ngiyampaa star knowledge
  • Children's painting activity

Schedule: Saturday, May 4th

  • 9:00 am   :   Breakfast
  • 10:00 am :   Baby smoking ceremony at the Nelia tree patch
  • 12:00 pm :   Lunch
  • 1:30 pm    :   Special members meeting
  • 2:30 pm    :   Ngiyampaa naming activity with Zoe
  • 4:00 pm   :   Talk by Anna Neuman on Cultural Astronomy
  • 6:00 pm   :   Dinner
  • 7:00 pm   :   Star gazing

Sunday, May 5th

  • 9:00 am   :   Breakfast
  • 10:00 am :   Children's painting with Zoe
  • 12:00 pm :   Lunch
  • 1:00 pm   :   Conclusion of the first cultural camp 2024
  • 2.00 pm   :   Begin the cultural fire burn pending weather and grass conditions

Accommodation Directions:

  • The Shearing Quarters are located 6 kilometres from Coombie Road along the station's dirt track. Please be cautious of water humps along the track.
  • Turn right at the Shearing Quarters sign at the 5.2 kilometer mark. Detailed maps are available on the Winangakirri Aboriginal Corporation website under Mawonga Station drop down menu and select Mawonga Property Boundary and or Camps and Tours.

We look forward to seeing you at the Mawonga camp for a memorable and enriching experience. For any inquiries or further information, please contact Lesley Woods or Steve Dent on mawongastation@winangakirri.org.au.

RSVP must be by the 1st May to Stacey O’Hara on 0428 644 533

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