Get ready for inaugural Wiradjuri Festival

David Towney – former Peak Hill resident and owner of Red Dust Creations Indigenous Films in Sydney.David Towney – former Peak Hill resident and owner of Red Dust Creations Indigenous Films in Sydney – had high aspirations to hold a WiradjuriFestival.

Earlier in the year, he returned home to Peak Hill to meet with the Peak Hill Aboriginal Community Working Party, and Bulgandramine Traditional Owners.

Together they formed a committee, and after months and months of planning, The Peak Hill Wiradjuri Festival Committee was formed.

Preparations are now underway to host their first annual Wiradjuri Festival in the central west this October long weekend (Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th) at Bulgandramine – an Aboriginal mission 22.5kms west of Peak Hill.

This old mission was abandoned more than 60 years ago.

However, recently, it has been part of the Restoration and Rehabilitation Project with Lachlan Landcare and the Peak Hill Aboriginal Landcare Group.

The Festival will showcase some of the finest professional Aboriginal talent in the Wiradjuri nation.

The program will include traditional dance, music, art, dreaming, bush tucker sampling, astrology and family, and feature some of the finest Aboriginal talent in the central west.

There will be activities for all age groups to participate – from traditional games including an old time favourite the Boondi Chase.

Camping and caravans are welcome to stay on site throughout the duration of the festival.

Food and drinks available.

No alcohol will be allowed on site as this is a family event.

Everyone is welcome to come and learn, share in or participate in celebrating the Wiradjuri culture.

Entry is $20 per car.

For bookings or further inquiries contact Event Coordinator /Founder David Towney on 0499080555 Or Secretary Karryn Keed 0407162799.

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