Bunjilaka Ngargee (Festival)

Opening weekend of the First Peoples exhibition

Past Event: 7 September 2013

Bunjilaka festival

Join us for a full day of family activities, spot talks, performances and much more!

For one day only, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre is bringing together some of Victoria’s best Aboriginal performers to celebrate the opening of First Peoples exhibition.

Throughout the day, don’t miss:

  • Special performances by Archie Roach, Kutcha Edwards, Yung Warriors, Dave Arden, Maza Sisters, Deline Briscoe, Benny Walker, Dardee Balagamdail, Gindan Jalbu, Snakey Ellis Dance group, Palanu Dance group and Jindi Warabuk.
  • Boorai (children) activities throughout Melbourne Museum
  • Spot talks inside the First Peoples exhibition


First Peoples
tells the story of Aboriginal Victoria from the time of Creation to today.

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Mandy Pickett 6 September, 2013 11:14
Looking forward to this event. Quick question. Do concession card holders have to pay entry?
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Ronald Edwards 5 September, 2013 14:48
Hi, this is a very good show, i be attend the deadly show this sat.
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Gary 3 September, 2013 13:48
Sounds wonderful and I'm planning on coming but is there a program/timetable for the performances and talks?
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Discovery Centre 5 September, 2013 10:21
Hi Gary, official proceedings kick off at 10:30am, with a Welcome to Country by Aunty Carolyn Briggs and Aunty Di Kerr, along with welcoming speech by the Manager of Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Caroline Martin.

Following this we will have our traditional dance groups performing through to 12pm. Afterwards proceedings move from out on the Museum Plaza to inside the Museum where the Kutcha Edwards starts us on our concert at 12pm, following then by the Yung Warriors and a number of other Victorian Koorie artists, with special performances.

The concert finishes is scheduled to finished just prior to 4pm. Throughout the day we will also have children's activities from 11am – 3pm.

We hope this helps you plan your day!

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Archie Roach Benny Walker in Albuquerque Kutcha Edwards two men in baseball caps