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Waddananggu Bularu - Two Year Celebration

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Waddamuli wanggarrayn, wurba-gu ngali bularunggu Warraba yiyala Yinda dabu-na binbi yina
Waddamuli everyone, come to our 2nd birth day, you all are good here ~

Everyone is invited and welcome to join us on Wangan and Jagalingou Country, to celebrate Bularu (two) years of Reoccupation at Waddananggu and learn about the power and significance of reoccupying land to protect Culture.

* Ticket sales close midnight Friday August 18th *

WHAT: Three day celebration to celebrate Waddananggu's second birthday. Join us for ceremonies, workshops and live music by special guests, including none other than Gurridyula!

   * Celebration: Friday 25th to Sunday 27th August
   * Arrive/Depart: We encourage you to arrive by at least Thursday 24th and depart from Monday 28th

WHERE: Waddananggu Cultural Ceremony site on Wangan and Jagalingou Country in central Queensland, around a 13 hour drive north from Brisbane and 9 hours drive south from Cairns.

FLYING TO EMERALD: We will commit to ensuring anyone who flies in and/or departs at the following times has a lift to Waddananggu. You can arrive earlier / depart later on these same days, but may need to wait.

  • Arrive Emerald: Thursday 24th 11:30am
  • Depart Emerald: Monday 28th, 11:55am

You still need to initiate self-organising a pick up via the Facebook Organising Space.

In August 2021, we set up a stone Bora ring and ceremonial ground opposite Adani’s mine and have been continuously re-occupying our land since then, asserting our human rights as Wangan and Jagalingou people to practise culture and live on our homelands.

Despite Adani’s attempts to remove and antagonise us, we have continued our cultural ceremony unhindered. And we have made history - our rights to practise our culture on a mining lease have now been recognised under the Queensland Human Rights Act.

Join us for a very special three day celebration at Waddananggu to mark two years of strength, determination and Wangan and Jagalingou resilience.

ACCOMMODATION: you will need to bring your own camping gear or camper vehicle.

FOOD: All meals, tea and coffee (BYO snacks) will be provided for the duration of the celebration (Friday/Saturday/Sunday) and you can opt in for dinner on Thursday night and/or breakfast on Monday morning at the time you secure your ticket.

BIKE RIDE: There will be a trip to culturally significant site(s) on Saturday. Interest-dependent, this will incorporate a bike tour, so you're encouraged to bring your bike (and/or help others with a bike / bike transport). If there is a bike tour incorporated, there will also be cars going, so no one will miss out.

A bike will also be great to ride around Waddananggu and explore!

COST: to cover food, artists, hire equipment, gas and more:

  • Concession: 
    • Celebration event (Fri/Sat/Sun) $80
    • Opt in Thurs Dinner $10 and Mon breakfast $5
  • Waged: 
    • Celebration event (Fri/Sat/Sun) $180
    • Opt in Thurs Dinner $15 and Mon breakfast $5
  • Children (12 and under): $50
  • Donate to "Pay it Forward" to support someone else to attend

We don't want costs to be a barrier for anyone attending the event. Limited free tickets and a “pay what you can” option are also available by request - simply email wandjcustodians@gmail.com with why you’d like to attend this event for the promo code.

SETUP and PACKDOWN: Volunteer to help! We will need help setting up and packing down the event and we’d love to have you join us! Check out the Info Pack for more information on what this involves, and let us know when you secure your ticket that you’ll be coming to help.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW: Read the info pack here          

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