Bindjareb Boodja – Back to Pinjarra Commemoration

Bindjareb Boodja – Back to Pinjarra Commemoration
October 26, 2019 Katherine Stevens
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Date/Time
Date(s) - 26/10/2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location
Pinjarra Massacre Site

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Unite on the banks of the Murray River to commemorate the 1834 Pinjarra Massacre and pay respects to the ancestors who have fallen. In recognition of one of the most notorious incidents in Aboriginal history, the event aims to create cultural awareness among community members and assist with the spiritual healing of the Bindjareb nation and first Australians.
Event Details:
10:00am – Welcome to Country
10:10am – Minute Silence
10:10am onwards – Noongar choir, smoking ceremony, aying of wreaths, Noongar Radio Live Broadcast 100.0FM, Bindjareb Middar Performers, Didgeridoo Competition, interactive cultural activities and live music
 
The event is a community led and run initiative, operating under the guidance of Aboriginal event coordinators and is proudly supported by Tourism Western Australia, WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA), 100.9fm Noongar Radio and the Shire of Murray.
Didgeridoo Competition:
$500 up for grabs! Judged by a panel of Elders, entrants will be required to play for two minutes at the Back to Pinjarra Commemoration, demonstrating their range of talent.
 
Register your interest by forwarding your name, age, address, phone and email to mailbag@murray.wa.gov.au or 0429 204 902.
 
This is a drug and alcohol free event.
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