Listen to a Boon Wurrung Elder

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On 08-Mar-2019 at 19:00


Balnarring Bowls and Social Club, 8 Bruce Street, Balnarring 

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LISTEN TO A BOON WURRUNG ELDER with musical performance by Carissa

International Women’s Day

Friday 8th March @ 7pm start

Balnarring Bowls and Social club

8 Bruce Street, Balnarring

Tickets: $25 per head - supper included. Drinks can be purchased from the bar

Bare foot Bowling available before hand for $5 per head.

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Boon Wurrung Elder N'Arweet Carolyn Briggs. This is an opportunity to learn about First Peoples Culture through stories and language.

Respected Boon Wurrung Elder N’Arweet Carolyn Briggs works passionately to recover and share cultural knowledge with present and future generations. Carolyn believes that an understanding of the enduring patterns of Aboriginal culture is essential for overcoming racism. She works to restore knowledge of family connections and obligations, language, song, stories and country to Aboriginal children and youth, and to share that knowledge to further the reconciliation process in Australia.

A descendant of the First People of Melbourne, the Yalukit Willam clan of the Boon Wurrung, Carolyn established the Boon Wurrung Foundation in 2005 and has conducted significant work in cultural research – including the restoration of the Boon Wurrung language and the promotion and maintenance of Boon Wurrung culture and heritage.

Carolyn’s contributions have been recognised through receiving the honors:

Inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in 2005

National Aboriginal Elder of the Year in 2011 by the National NAIDOC Committee

Inducted into Victorian Aboriginal Honor roll in 2017


Tickets on sale through TRYBOOKING

Funds raised will go towards the costs of running the Womin Djeka Balnarring Ngargee (festival)

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