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Celebrating 21 years of honouring country and community Looking forward to another 21 years. Thanks to all who attended the launch at the Wildlife Retreat, Taronga. The Gai-mariagal Festival official starts Sorry Day, May 26th and goes through to the end of NAIDOC Week.
National Reconciliation Week offers people across Australia the opportunity to focus on reconciliation, to hear about the cultures and histories of Australia’s First Nations peoples, and to explore new and better ways of meeting challenges in our communities.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land, the Gai-mariagal clans of the
Northern Sydney Region.
We pay our respects to the Elders past and present.
Dennis Foley – Festival Ambassador, Elder and Knowledge Holder
His matrilineal connection is Gai-mariagal of Northern Sydney, and his patrilineal connection is to the Wiradjuri people of the Turon River region.
Susan Moylan-Coombs is Woolwonga Gurindji from the Northern Territory. Having lived on the Northern Beaches for over fifty years, where she has raised her family, Susan calls Gai-mariagal lands her spirit country.
Caroline Glass-Pattison is a proud Wiradjuri, Dungutti woman, residing in Gai-mariagal Country for over three decades.