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Inaugural Aboriginal Celebration in Murray Bridge

Ngarrindjeri Storytelling at Murray Bridge Library

Ngarrindjeri Cultural Day celebrations are happening in Murray Bridge today (Wed 24 April).

From 10am-1pm anyone is welcome to head to the Library to learn local Aboriginal language, how to play the digeridoo, and make ceremonial flower feathers.

Library Team Leader Tim Law said the inaugural event is a unique collaboration with Moorundi staff and local Elders to share culture,

“We are hoping events like this will help break down barriers, strengthen local language and cultural understanding in the community,” Mr Law said.

A Welcome to Country will set the scene at 10am, followed by a performance from The Deadly Nannas (including lullabies and message songs in English and Ngarrindjeri) and didgeridoo by Harley Hall.

Moorundi is an Aboriginal controlled health service working to improve the health of the community from a cultural perspective and Cultural Community Development Officer Georgina Trevorrow will also star in ‘The Deadly Nannas’ on the day,

“This event is open to the whole community, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, to celebrate Ngarrindjeri language, the work that goes into reviving the language, local artists and working together to make a better community,” she said.

Celebrations will include a free healthy lunch at 12noon - for more information follow Murray Bridge Library on Facebook or phone 8539 1175.

Image: Supplied, Rural City of Murray Bridge Council