Events

30 Events over 3 Queensland Winter months - June 1 to August 31

YURA! (WELCOME!)

Saturday 2 June, 10:30am – 4:30pm

Waterfront, Goompi (Dunwich, Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Share our opening day by the water’s edge, featuring song, dance, bush-influenced and contemporary Quandamooka cuisine by Executive Chef Kieron Anderson, markets, workshops, including Guest First Nations artists Te Tai Muari from Aotearoa (New Zealand). Come listen to Sandra Delaney read her latest Jandai language children’s book, Buding biba gawunga – Buding the deadly little prawn. Enjoy music by contemporary songman Troy Jungaji Brady, Brady Brown, Black Salt and Kuya Howler, setting the tone for a taste of things to come in the next three months of our winter festival.

Contact: (07) 3415 2816 or email: admin@q-festival.com.au

Website: www.quandamookafestival.com.au

REDLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE (RPAC), AUSTRALIAN FILM SERIES

Saturday 2 June

Rabbit Proof Fence 10am

Ten Canoes 2pm

Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) Middle Street, Nandeebie, Cleveland

Single Film: $8

Two films (same day): $14*

RPAC will be showcasing six Australian Films that inspire, inform and engage audiences through Australian storytelling. These two iconic Aboriginal films will be featured in the film series. Bookings via the Box Office phone (07) 3829 8131 or email rpacboxoffice@redland.qld.gov.au For more information visit www.rpac.com.au

REEF CHECK BEACH CLEAN-UP, TOONDAH HARBOUR

Saturday 2 June, 8am - 9am

Free

Walter Park, Middle Street, Toondah Harbor. Under the tall flags.

Meet at the tall flags Middle Street G.J. Walter Park, Nandeebie (Cleveland). Toondah Harbour is the mainland gateway to Minjerribah. Join us for Toondah TLC at 8am before Yura at the Goompee (Dunwich) foreshore at 11am. What to bring: Appropriate footwear, sun protection, water and a great attitude!

For more information email: jo@linesinthesand.com.au or check out the website https://www.reefcheckaustralia.org/ www.linesinthesand.com.au

A SOCIAL HISTORY OF FIRE (jalu)

Friday 8 June, 10:30am

North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, 15/17 Welsby Street, Goompi (Dunwich)

No entry fee but donations welcome

Join us for an exhibition opening morning tea and talk by Aunty Evelyn Parkin. This exhibition will explore the theme of fire (Jarlo) from items in the museum’s collection and stories from our local community. Fire for land management, cooking, destruction and warmth. Exhibition runs from 8 June to 31 August

For more information call (07) 34099699 or email info@stradbrokemuseum.com.au

http://www.stradbrokemuseum.com.au

STRADDIE SHARKS FOOTBALL - Opens Game

Saturday 16 June, 3pm

Ron Stark Oval, Goompi (Dunwich), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Free

Great day out supporting the local rugby league team. Hardly defeated all season in 2018, an high energy entertaining game. Fantastic location by the bay, fun for the whole family. Straddie Sharks Allsports Club bar and kitchen open for business.

Like their Facebook page for more updates @straddiesharksNSI

straddiesharks@bigpond.com.au

(07) 3409 9216

QUANDAMOOKA CUP – CHARITY FIGHTS FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION

Sunday 17 June, 1pm – 5pm (Doors open at 12 noon)

Redlands PCYC, Cnr Mount Cotton and Degen Road, Capalaba

Tickets from $30 – all proceeds go to charity.

The Quandamooka Cup Team are set to present yet another Muay Thai Show with all money raised going towards suicide prevention. In loving memory of all those lost to suicide.

For tickets and sponsorship packages: Facebook page Quandamooka Cup Suicide Prevention Charity Fights or email quandamookacup@outlook.com. General enquiries call 0407 340 209

QUANDAMOOKA FESTIVAL COMES TO JENCOOMERCHA

Saturday 23 June, 9am – 2.30pm

The Organic Farm, 27 Lonicera Street, Jencoomercha (Macleay Island) Free

Macleay Island Organic Farm festival is a family fun day of celebration, art, culture, music, dance and people. Program includes weavers, crafts, Island artisians, music, food and cultural talks on Aboriginal history, bush tucker, medicinal plants, tools and weapons.

Ferry departs Harold Walker Jetty, Goompi (Dunwich) at 9:30am

Email infiniteearthfest@gmail.com or 0476 000 996

CHAMPIONS OF THE BAY BOAT CRUISE

Saturday 23 June, 9.30am - 2.30pm

Depart One Mile Jetty, Goompi (Dunwich)

$80 per person, includes a delicious lunch

A Day on the Bay - Rich in culture, history and environment. Join SIMO, as part of the Quandamooka Festival, to explore the culture, history and environment of Moreton Bay and St Helena Island. Featuring a Quandamooka cultural speaker, scientific discussions, and a guided tour of St Helena. Numbers limited.

Bookings: Renee 0429 953 705 or email: treasurer@simo.org.au

MOVIES UNDER THE STARS ‘FINDING DORY’ & ‘PLASTIC OCEANS ’ FILMS – COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER

Saturday 30 June 2018, 5pm

Amity Point Cricket Club Oval, Wallum Creek Road, Pulan Pulan

Cost: By donation - all proceeds go to the Dunwich State School (DSS) P&C for air conditioning in classrooms.

Straddie Sales and Rentals team up with Tangalooma Eco Marines and DSS to put on a fundraising movie night, showing feature film Finding Dory. There will also be a showing of ‘Plastic Oceans’. Please Join us with your chairs and blankets and donate generously to this cause. Food and drinks available for purchase.

Contact: Straddie Sales & Rentals 07 3409 7126

BUANGAN BIYIGI – DOLPHIN DAY

Sunday 1 July, 11am – 3pm

Pulan Pulan (Amity Point) Foreshore, Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Free

Buangan (dolphin) is a sacred totem of the Quandamooka Peoples. Join us and Dolphin Research Australia at Pulan Pulan as we celebrate and learn about the local buangan, sea life and sea country from a cultural and scientific perspective. How do we interact with these beautiful creatures in a respectful and culturally appropriate way? Increase your knowledge through a family-friendly and fun day of traditional ceremony, song and dance, workshops, interactive talks, market stalls, contemporary and bush-inspired food and more.

Info: QYAC Office Contact: (07) 3415 2816 Email: admin@q-festival.com.au

GOOMPI TRAIL TOURS WITH MATTY BURNS

Monday 2 July; Wednesday 4 July; Tuesday 10 July; Thursday 12 July; Saturday 14 July.

8.55am - Depart Cleveland on the SeaLink water taxi

9.25am - Arrive at Dunwich and walk to Polka Point

If you are already on the island, park at Polka Point (opposite the Moreton Bay Research Station)

9.30am - Depart on Goompi Trail, 11.00am - Tour completed

Cost: $29 adult; $19 child (5-14); $89 for family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children); $98 for family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children)

Join this informative walking tour where you explore the shore of Goompi (meaning Dunwich), the centre of Aboriginal culture on North Stradbroke Island. Learn about aspects of Aboriginal life such as the fish ring, bush medicines, local food and how artifacts are made

Bookings essential: Call (07) 3821 0266 or email: info@stradbrokeholidays.com.au

For more information: https://www.stradbrokeferries.com.au/tours-attractions/activities/goompi-trail.

QYAC NATIVE TITLE DETERMINATION CELEBRATIONS

Wednesday 4 July, Call QYAC for times

Dunwich Public Hall, Goompi (Dunwich), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Free event RSVP by Wednesday 20 June

On 4 July, 2011, Justice Dowsett of the Federal Court of Australia handed down his judgement recognising the Quandamooka Peoples’ rights to their land and sea on and around Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island). Join us as we commemorate that day, celebrate our achievements over six years and hear guest speakers talk about native title, self-determination and other Indigenous issues.

Info: QYAC Office (07) 3415 2816 Email: admin@qyac.net

STRADBROKE ISLAND INTRUST SUPER CUP GAME AND QUANDAMOOKA CELEBRATIONS

Saturday 7 July, 9am

North Stradbroke Island Sharks, Junior Rugby League Football Club (Ron Stark Oval), Goompi (Dunwich)

Free Event

9am start with an NRL Development clinic for kids and family activities.

1:10pm (Live on Channel 9)

The Intrust Super Cup will return to North Stradbroke Island when the BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls play against the Tweed Heads Seagulls. The Seagulls’ Indigenous Recognition game will be televised live on Channel Nine at the kick off time of 1.10pm and headlines the Queensland Rugby League’s (QRL) Indigenous Round.

Check out the Wynnum Manly Sea Eagles website for more information https://www.wynnumseagulls.com.au/

GOOMPI NAIDOC GALA DINNER & AWARDS NIGHT

Saturday 7 July, 5pm - 11pm

Dunwich Hall, 6 Ballow Rd, Goompi (Dunwich), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Ticket Price: TBA

The Goompi NAIDOC Gala Dinner and Awards night will be the night of nights for our island community. Highlighting the 2018 NAIDOC theme, "Because of Her, We can," - we will celebrate the women of Quandamooka Country. The night will include delicious food, drinks, entertainment and an awards ceremony. Lock the date in your calendars and stay tuned on our Goompi NAIDOC Facebook page for more details including the Award Nomination form and ticket releases!

Contact: Kristen Keskinen 3409 9340

ISAIAH FIREBRACE FREE NAIDOC WEEK CONCERT

Sunday 8 July, 1pm – 4.30pm

RPAC Piazza and Concert Hall, Middle Street, Nandeebie (Cleveland)

Free Concert

Isaiah Firebrace wowed audiences when he won the X Factor in 2016 and followed up with a debut single that charted all over the world and notched up over 120 million international streams. In 2017 he represented Australia at Eurovision in Ukraine with his song Don’t Come Easy, placing ninth in the Grand Final. All that at just 17 years of age!

This talented Indigenous singer is described as a role model for young people in Australia, and is passionate about showing them they can achieve anything they set their minds to.

This is your opportunity to hear his soaring vocals live on stage for free as part of Redland City’s NAIDOC Week celebrations. You can also enjoy a range of cultural activities on the RPAC Piazza before the concert.

Full details avaialble on www.rpac.com.au

Call RPAC on 38298131 or email rpacboxoffice@redland.qld.gov.au

MMEIC ELDERS NAIDOC DAY AND FLAG-RAISING CEREMONY

Saturday 14 July, 10am – 2pm

Terra Bulla Leumeah Conservation Reserve, 151 Dickson Way, Capembah (Myora Springs), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Free Event

Minjerribah-Moorgumpin Elders-in-Council’s (MMEIC) celebration of the National Aboriginal and Islander Observance Committee (NAIDOC) highlighting “Because of her, we can” from the perspective of Minjerribah and Moorgumpin people. There will be stalls, traditional activities, food and information sharing promoting Indigenous culture, along with programs by local organisations and government agencies focused on encouraging community, family and friends.

Info: (07) 3409 9723 www.mmeicac.com.au

LAKESIDE WINTER WONDERLAND EVENT

Sunday 15 July, 3pm – 7.30pm

Victoria Point Lakeside Shopping Centre, 7 – 27 Bunker Road, Warrer Warrer (Victoria Point)

Free Event

Come along for an afternoon of family-friendly fun. Live Entertainment and activities for all ages. Fun in Library Park and market stalls including weaving and cultural workshops, delicious food and fireworks at 7pm. Yulu Burri Ba Dancers will open the festival by performing a traditional smoking ceremony.

For more information check out Facebook event: Lakeside Winter Wonderland Fun for All

GOOMPI COMMUNITY NAIDOC CELEBRATION

Friday 20 July, 9am – 3pm, Goompi (Dunwich) – Location TBA

Free

Come along to this annual community NAIDOC celebration including local and mainland organisations combining to deliver cultural activities for children, families and the community. Everyone is welcome.

For more information contact: NSI Housing 3409 9340 or YBB 3409 9596


WINNAM NAIDOC KUNJIEL (CORROBOREE)

Saturday 21 July, 10.30am – 4pm

Wynnum Wading Pool, Wynnum Esplanade, Winnam (Wynnum)

FREE

A gathering by the Winnam (Wynnum) bayside foreshore celebrating Indigenous cultures through dance, music, arts and more. The Quandamooka Peoples host First Nation’s dance groups from mainland Australia and Pacific Nations alongside their own to showcase distinct traditions. Enjoy a free family day of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and craft activities, including cultural dance workshops, food and craft markets, and more. Enjoy the colourful Bundarra Fashion Parade and listen to contemporary music by some of Australia’s up and coming artists including Georgia Corowa, Chris Tamwoy, and Tania Rose plus much more.

Info: QYAC Office (07) 3415 2816 or Email: admin@q-festival.com.au

QUANDAMOOKA COAST ABORIGINAL CULTURE DAY CRUISE

Wednesday, 25 July, 8am

River Outlook Pontoon, Parkland Boulevard, Southbank Parklands, Meeanjin (Brisbane)

Cost $275

At Meeanjin (Brisbane City), we head down Maiwar (Brisbane River) and local Aboriginal guides share dreaming stories of the land and waters while we cruise. Enjoy an intimate weaving circle, learning local Aboriginal language and a display of ancient Indigenous artefacts on board. From Maiwar, traditional Yuggera Country, we cruise into Quandamooka waters and across the bay to Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island). On Minjerribah, we will be welcomed with a traditional smoking ceremony. In a foreshore location of an ancient midden at Goompi (Dunwich), enjoy a guided walk identifying bush tucker and medicinal plants. Quandamooka Chef will serve a lunch of native bush tastes and fresh seafoods under the shade of the gum trees. In the afternoon the Yulu-Burri-Ba Dance Group will play didgeridoo, sing and dance tribal songs to say yuwayi (farewell). On the return cruise to the city enjoy live acoustic tunes, Indigenous tasting platters and local Aboriginal artwork and gifts for purchase.

Bookings: http://q-coast.com.au/cruise.html

bookings@q-coast.com.au or phone: 0418 973 695

YURA YALINGBILA (WELCOME THE WHALES)*

Saturday 28 July, 10.30am – 3pm

Headland Park, Mooloomba Road, Mooloomba (Point Lookout), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Free Event

The Quandamooka Peoples’ annual Whale Welcoming blesses the arrival of ‘yalingbila’ (humpback whales) on their migration from southern waters. You are invited to be a part of the ceremony, enjoy whale-watching cultural tours, traditional dance, arts, weaving, workshops, kids activities, bush-influenced and contemporary Quandamooka cuisine by Executive Chief Kieron Anderson, and more.

A great lineup of music including young emerging artists Chris Tamwoy, Adrian Eagle, Sachem Parkin-Owens and Georgia Corowa. Artist Delvene Cockatoo-Collins, designer of the 2018 Commonwealth Games Medals and the large Migaloo whale featured in the Games’ Opening Ceremony will discuss her art practice and influences as a Quandamooka creative.

*Occurring the same weekend as the Stradbroke Island Chamber Music Festival. Join us for a day on the headland, immersed in nature and celebrating Yalingbila!

Info: QYAC Office Contact: (07) 3415 2816

BEACH CLEAN UP AT SOUTH GORGE

July 28, 3-4pm

South Gorge entrance, Mooloomba (Point Lookout), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Free

Join us low tide at South Gorge, Mooloomba (Point Lookout) for a beach clean-up, to be held directly after Yura Yalingbila.

What to bring: Appropriate footwear, sun protection, water and a great attitude!

Thank you REEF CHECK AUSTRALIA

MERRIKIN MERRIKIN – DINING UNDER THE STARS

Saturday 28 July, 7.45pm

Headland Park, Mooloomba Road, Mooloomba (Point Lookout), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Cost: 6 course dégustation dining experience - $99 per person - bookings essential

After a day celebrating at Yura Yalingbila festival event, relax, take in the view and watch the whales as the sun sets over the majestic Pacific Ocean. Timed to accommodate the Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival, guests will be seated at 7:45pm for a native taste inspired menu brought to you by Traditional Owner Executive Chef Kieron Anderson. Indigenous tastes sourced and foraged on Quandamooka land and sea, are brought to your palette through modern plates. Marrying a passion for sharing ancient Aboriginal culture and fine food, you will be immersed in a dining experience you won’t forget.

To book tickets: http://q-coast.com.au/cuisine.html

MARINE MAMMAL FORUM

Monday July 30, 9am to 3pm

University of Queensland (UQ) Moreton Bay Research Station (MBRS)

Cnr Flinders Avenue and Fraser Street, Goompi (Dunwich), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Free

Traditional Owners and scientists are coming together to share their knowledge of marine mammals with the general public during the UQ MBRS Marine Mammal Forum. Hosted by The University of Queensland’s Moreton Bay Research Station, as part of the Yura Yalingbilla – Welcome the Whales festival at Mooloomba. The day will consist of twenty-minute talks from traditional owners and scientific researchers. There will be stalls set up, so you can purchase a marine mammal souvenir and learn more about the amazing marine life that lives right on our doorstep

More information call: (07) 3409 9058

STRADDIE SHARKS FOOTBALL CLUB – OPENS GAME

Saturday 4 August, 3pm

Ron Stark Oval, Goompi (Dunwich), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Free – Straddie Sharks Allsports Club open for business

Throw your support behind your local team and enjoy a family-friendly community day out and deadly afternoon of footy.

Like their Facebook page for more updates - @straddiesharksNSI

straddiesharks@bigpond.com.au / (07) 3409 9216


VIRTUAL OCEAN LEARNING CENTRE FOR GOOMPI – A COMMUNITY DISCUSSION

Friday August 10, 3pm - 5pm

North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum

15/17 Welsby St, Goompi (Dunwich), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

No entry fee but donations welcome

This community forum aims to share the underwater cinematography of Ocean Arc Alliance and showcase what is happening with virtual ocean learning centres around the world. We ask community how local content and endangered habitats can be shared in this way on Minjerribah.

For more information contact museum: (07) 3409 9699

EXHIBITION OPENING & ARTISTS’ TALK GADAL GAJEL BUJONGJA QUANDAMOOKAJEN* (BUSHES AND LEAVES: FLORA FROM QUANDAMOOKA MOTHER EARTH)

Artists talk: Saturday 11 August, 11am

Exhibition: 11 – 26 August

Salt Water Murris Gallery, 3 Ballow Road, Goompi (Dunwich), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Free

Artist talk on Gadal Gajal Bujongja Quandamookajen (Bushes and Leaves: Flora from Quandamooka Mother Earth) art exhibition. Join Aunty Irene Cleary, Aunty Laura Close, Uncle Phillip Close and other Saltwater Murris’ artists share stories of living and wandering through the wild flowers and trees on Quandamooka Country.

A collection of artworks from Salt Water Murri artists reflecting Gadal Gajal Bujongja Quandamookajen* will be on display from 11 – 26 August.

Contact Salt Water Murris: (07) 3415 2373

DEADLY VOICES: COMEDY & SPOKEN WORD NIGHT

Saturday 10 August, doors open at 6pm

Dunwich Public Hall, 6 Ballow Road, Goompi (Dunwich), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

By donation at the door

Dunwich Hall will be bought to life for a night of storytelling, poetry, dance and comedy with local and international guests. Deadly comedian Sean Choolburra and special guest from California, USA, Norm ‘Thump’ Nixon Jr. The lights will shine on emerging Quandamooka poets and dancers, including Mikayla Adams-Queary and Quandamooka Hip Hop Artist/ Poet Denver (Sachem Parkin-Owens) plus poets from the Queensland Poetry Festival.

Bring your best jokes and maddest dance moves along if you want to join our wordsmiths on stage for some laughs. Delicious food and drinks available for purchase at event co-presented by Queensland Poetry Festival.

For more information check Quandamooka Festival Facebook or email: admin@q-festival.com.au

https://queenslandpoetryfestival.com/

BENEATH THE MOTHER TREE - BOOK LAUNCH

Sunday 12 August, 4pm

North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, 15 - 17 Welsby Street, Goompi (Dunwich)

No entry fee but donations welcome

Join author D.M. Cameron as she launches her debut novel, Beneath the Mother Tree. A spine-chilling mystery and contemporary love story, the novel plays out in a unique and wild Australian setting, interweaving Indigenous history and Irish mythology. On a small island, something dark has disturbed the peace. Beneath the Mother Tree is a compelling portrait of how our dark history and dreaming landscape can make extraordinary things of ordinary lives.

For more information call (07) 34099699 or email info@stradbrokemuseum.com.au

http://www.stradbrokemuseum.com.au

ISLAND OF INNOCENCE ART EXHIBITION

Sunday 12 August, 6pm - 9pm

North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, 15 - 17 Welsby Street, Goompi (Dunwich)

No entry fee but donations welcome

Art exhibition curated by Jo Kaspari. Still and moving imagery from the Quandamooka, Lord Howe and Solomon Islands will be projected onto suspended screens in the North Stradbroke Island Museum Foul Ward over static displays of human centric histories contrasted with fluid imagery of innocence and reverence and audio by Elder Gheebulum, Uncle Bob Anderson.

For more information call (07) 34099699 or email info@stradbrokemuseum.com.au

http://www.stradbrokemuseum.com.au

BALKA BITNI

Saturday 18 August, 2 shows - 2.30pm and 7 pm

Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) Cleveland, 2/16 Middle Street, Nandeebie (Cleveland)

FREE

Balka Bitni is an original poetry-theatre production directed by and featuring hip-hop artist /poet Sachem Parkin-Owens. Special guests include American comedian and actor, Norm ‘Thump’ Nixon Jr., soulful singers Adrian Eagle and Georgia Corowa and a cast of Quandamooka and local performers. We witness the life journey of an Indigenous boy as he finds his way through disconnection from culture and land, the temptations of the material world, and his discovery of the true meaning of power and wealth. We see how his choices affect the health of mother nature and his own family. Will he find the inner strength needed to help mother nature regenerate? Will he reconnect or disconnect from his roots? You will find this out as he fights an inner battle of his identity and self worth.

For more information check Quandamooka Festival Facebook or email: admin@q-festival.com.au. To book free tickets to show phone RPAC (07) 3829 8131 or email rpacboxoffice@redland.qld.gov.au

CARE 4 COUNTRY COMMUNITY DAY

Saturday 18 June, 10am – 3:30pm

Mudlo Garden Amphitheatre, Cnr Victoria south and Elizabeth st, Coochimudlo Island

Free event and open event to all. Tickets available through:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/care4country-tickets-47046958720

Care 4 Country family-friendly day out with Quandamooka stories, dance, culture, care for country, talks with Matthew Burns, Josh Walker, Delvene Cockatoo Collins and much more. Welcome to Country, Stories, weaponry and history passed down over centuries. Walks and talks, scar trees, middens, traditional smoking ceremony. Coochiemudlo Island is a 10-minute ferry ride from Victoria Point and just 40 minutes from Brisbane. All welcome.

More information:

Email: care4countrycoochi@gmail.com

or contact Carolyn 0488 886 000 or 0455 842 687


ECO MARINES CARE 4 COUNTRY DAY

Sunday 19 August, 10am -2:30pm

Mudlo Garden Amphitheatre, Coochiemudlo Island, Quandamooka Coast (Redlands)

Free Invitation only event

Tangalooma EcoMarines student ambassadors and their families will be treated to more amazing experiences on Quandamooka Country, including Welcome to Country, story-telling, workshops. Tangalooma EcoMarines are proud associate custodians of Quandamooka Country.

More Information Contact Carolyn 0488 886 000

COLOURING OF AUSTRALIA'S HISTORY

DR RAY KERKHOVE + DR AILEEN MORETON-ROBINSON- TALK & FILM

Friday 24 August, 5.30pm open

6pm - 8pm

North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, 15 - 17 Welsby St, Goompi (Dunwich), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Donations welcome (all proceeds to NSI museum)

Attend a talk by Dr Ray Kerkhove on dealing with the battle on North Stradbroke Island during the convict era.

Distingushed Professor Aileen Moreton- Robinson will present her paper on "Cannibalizing Cook" followed by a short documentary by Dr Timothy Bottoms dealing with violence on the 19th century Queensland frontier demonstrating how the land of Queensland was 'acquired'. Concluding with question time and discussions.

Contact museum: 3409 9699 or for more information


BEACH CLEAN UP, GOOMPI (DUNWICH), MINJERRIBAH (NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND)

August 25, 9.30am – 10.30am

Goompi (Dunwich) waterfront, near Ron Stark Oval

Free

Dunwich jetty is the port entrance to Minjerribah. Check in at Dunwich waterfront at 9.30am on your way to Kunjiel and Reef Check marquee, where we will collect and tally your findings. The foreshore will say thanks for your efforts in helping keep our island clean. What to bring: Appropriate footwear, sun protection, water and a great attitude!

More information email: jo@linesinthesand.com.au

KUNJIEL (CORROBOREE)

Saturday 25 August, 10.30am start

100 east coast road, Goompi (Dunwich), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) 4183

Free event – all ages

Kunjiel is our closing event of the festival season. You are invited to join us for ceremony, dance, music, art and culture as Quandamooka Peoples host First Nations dance groups alongside our own in a celebration of shared cultural experience and entertainment. Here we invite old and new friends and their families to share our special Kunjiel closing ceremony. This is a drug and alcohol free and family friendly event incorporating Indigenous art and weaving activities, bush tucker, stalls, art and crafts, bush-influenced Quandamooka cuisine by Executive Chef Kieron Anderson and ‘jalu’ (fire) themed performances.

Info: QYAC Office Contact: (07) 3415 2816

KUNJIEL ACTS - 1st round announcement

DANCERS: YULU BURRI BA, YARRABAH, GOODJINBURRA, GUBBI GUBBI, TE TA MAURI (AOTEAROA / NZ), KAUMAAKONGA (SOLOMON ISLANDS), RAKO PASEFIKA (FIJI / ROTUMAH) , NUNUKUL YUGGERA

MUSIC: ADAM JAMES, THIRDSTONE, TAMWAH + MORE TBA

+ weaving, workshops, and traditional and contemporary food stalls.