Mowanjum Festival

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Date: 11 July Thursday
Time: 2pm onwards
Venue: Mowanjum Aboriginal Community - 12kms from Derby, 3kms along the Gibb River Rd.
Price: Adults:$10, Kids U/16 $5.
Contact: Peter Croll - 08 9191 1008 (Phone).

MowanjumArts Centre from 2pm. Entry $10 adults, u/16 $5. No alcohol. Traditional corroberees from Mowanjum, Gibb River Road and Fitzroy Valley communities. Largest traditional Aboriginal corroboree in WA. Food on sale.

The Mowanjum Community, situated 12kms out of Derby on the Gibb River Road, warmly invites you to their annual Festival on 11th July. This year the festival will include workshops during the day for adults and children, where skills like didgeridoo playing and dance totem making can be learnt. Highlights of the night will include traditional corroberees from Mowanjum and Gibb River Road communities, as well as those from the Fitzroy Valley. This is the largest traditional Aboriginal corroboree in WA that is open to the general public

The children of Mowanjum are already getting excited as they will soon start Festival workshops every afternoon after school thanks to the support of Healthway. Last year 50 children performed for the Festival, joining their elders in a spectacular Junba. The Mowanjum Festival is proudly sponsored by Healthway promoting the "Respect Yourself Respect Your Culture" message.