Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington and Councillor Jess Glasgow turned out in force to help us support and celebrate this year's 2017 Booin Gari Festival.
Video: Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington interview with Therase Burke at 2017 Booin Gari Festival.
Emily Wurramara being interviewed by Therase Burke at the 2017 Booin Gardi Festival.
Originally from Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory, growing up Emily loved hearing her uncles sing, but also realized that women from her community rarely sang in public. Wanting to inspire and empower members of her community, especially young Indigenous women, to find their voice,
Emily sings original music both in English and Anindilyakwa, her original language.(Source: www.emilywurramara.com.au)
BOOIN GARI - Come This Way in Gubbi Gubbi language.
Another highly successful Booin Gari Indigenous Culture Festival last Tuesday at the Lions Park, Noosaville, thanks to the Gubbi Gubbi people of this area. Noosa FM 1013 were there again this year, capturing the sights and sounds of this wonderful educational and entertaining annual event, and you can see highlights on our Events Page as we continue to upload photos, stories and videos of the day.
Foxtel and Showcase invite you and a friend to a preview screening of the first episode of the new season.
Place to Call Home season 4 premiers on Foxtel Sunday September 11… but have we got a special treat for you with an exclusive preview screening of this sweeping drama set in 1950’s Australia at the Majestic Theatre on August 30th.
And not only will you be able to see the very first season-4 episode of A Place To Call Home BEFORE it airs on FOXTEL – some of the cast will be joining us and you could meet them !!! So for your chance to win free tickets enter now by completing the below form to receive your very own personal invitation.
Date: Tuesday 30th August
Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm
Where: Majestic Theatre - 3 Factory Street, Pomona QLD 4568
Booin Gari festival celebrates Indigenous culture on the Sunshine Coast
Booin Gari was held on Tuesday, 5 April at Noosaville Lions Park, with a range of activities on land and water for the whole community to enjoy.
Booin Gari means Come This Way in Gubbi Gubbi language and is an opportunity to build positive relationships and share in local Indigenous culture. This is the ninth year the event has been hosted by United Synergies and continues to build momentum year on year.
The festival line-up includes performances by Australia’s best Indigenous Comedian Sean Choolburra, dynamic Torres Strait Islander Marcus Pedro and his Dance Kombat, The Floating Bridges and Yarwah – a band with a cutting edge contemporary sound born from ancient cultures and language.
The program also featured a range of guest presentations from local community artists and performers as well as workshops incorporating Indigenous art and culture. Mimburi Upper Mary Indigenous Corporation will be hosting a weaving circle and the Goombuckar Indigenous Cultural Bus will provide interactive storytelling and art activities throughout the day.
Noosa Come Together’s goal is to deliver a quality family and community event that brings everyone together to raise funds for people with disabilities in our communities.
It also gives the opportunity for charities who support people with disabilities to come together to fundraise so that they can continue to offer much needed water activities for people with disabilities in our community.
The day featured great live music from the likes of local legends Barry Charles, Bob Abbott and local disabled artists. There will be a 2nd stage delivering youth performances, a restaurant food court with cooking lessons on a smaller stage, a kids’ funfair, a charity field and river activities.
On 24 January 2016 the Noosa Community put on an event at main beach to promote cash for containers. The purpose was to raise community and media interest and through this lobby their local Members of Parliament and Council to support the scheme.
The event was aired on Channel Nine and 7 evening news, extensively in local press and on social media. The community action also inspired the Sunshine Coast Daily to run its own stories on cash for containers that included a Readers Poll that showed 96% of respondents support cash for containers.
The Sunshine Coast Daily asked a number of local MPs their views and got only positive responses. We now believe that a majority of Sunshine Coast MPs support cash for containers, subject to cost and community benefits being assessed and demonstrated. We expect that the newly elected Noosa Council, in addition to its positive position on plastic bags, will also be more actively supportive of cash for containers.
The support of Sunshine Coast MPs is vital as it leads to bi-partisanship on policy to reduce plastic litter and pollution. It makes progress possible and any future legislation easier. After all, reducing litter and pollution should get everyones support.
The deal breaker that has promoted cash for containers, engaged the local media and put the issue in front of Sunshine Coast MPs was the community event of the 24 January. It is the story of a committed community making a difference.
Boomerang Alliance has put this short video together to show the day and to promote and inspire other communities right around Queensland to hold their own events in support of cash for containers. Please distribute widely.
A big thank you to Wildlife Queensland, Surfrider Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast Environment Council and Noosa Community Biosphere Association AND everyone who participated.
Facebook: Cash 4 Containers Campaign