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Koorie Heritage Trust Lunchtime Cultural Program

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Gather Around The Campfire for a Good Yarn
The Koorie Heritage Trust is about to open their new premises at Fed Square in July, so as part of the celebrations they are inviting you to share in a special indigenous program to share their knowledge and celebrate their culture. You are welcome to come together for a yarn, some learning and enjoy the music.

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Respected presenters from various tribes facilitate this three-day program. It is informative, interactive and suitable for the whole family.

Thursday 18 June 12.30pm 1.15pm

This demonstration, entitled Koorie Culture Materials Tools and Weapons is presented by
 Len Tregonning, a Gunai/Kunai artist and cultural educator. He will introduce the rich and diverse Aboriginal material culture of South-Eastern Australia.

Following Len's session at 1.15pm 2pm, Gavin Somers (singer/songwriter) will present rich acoustic music for everyone to enjoy.

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Friday 19 June 12.30pm 1.15pm

Join Brendan Kennedy, a Tati Tati / Mutti Mutti / Wadi Wadi man, who will demonstrate the art of creating traditional implements and objects from materials collected on country. This is bound to be a popular session with the young ones. Brendan will discuss how the Indigenous land, language and culture are maintained and passed to younger generations.

At 1.15pm 2pm Indie-pop and roots singer/songwriter Maylene Slater Burns will perform her style of music for all to relax by.

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Saturday 20 June 12.30pm 1.15pm

Vicki Couzens, a Kirrae Wurrong / Gunditjmara artist will demonstrate basket weaving. You will learn raw materials and weaving techniques and have a chance to participate. Vicki will present her own works during this session.

After the demonstration at 1.15PM 2pm, 
warm up by the fire and listen to singer/songwriter Corey Theatre, an artist who uses music to revive the Gunditjamara language, a tongue that has not been spoken fluently for almost a century.
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Why? Learn about Aboriginal culture
When: Thurs 18 June-Saturday 20 June
Where: Federation Square
Cost: Free
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