An award-winning community event – a corroboree featuring Wadawurrung dancers – will return to Ballarat in November.
The inaugural ‘Corroboree by Full Moon’, held at Sovereign Hill, was believed to be the first corroboree held in Ballarat for more than 150 years.
This year’s performance will feature Wadawurrung dancers and people from other Aboriginal nations across Victoria.
Sovereign Hill education officer and Gnarrwirring Ngitj project manager Alice Barnes said the performance presented an opportunity to learn about the region’s 50,000-year history and the oldest continuous cultures on Earth.
“Victoria’s 38 Aboriginal nations have demonstrated incredible strength, resilience and adaptability in the face of colonisation,” Ms Bares said.
“Come along to Corroboree by Full Moon at Sovereign Hill to celebrate this, and enjoy a community corroboree just like we did 150 years ago during the gold rush.”
The event is part of Sovereign Hill’s annual Gnarrwirring Ngitj/Learning Together Program, which showcases local Aboriginal history and living culture.
It won a Museums and Galleries National Award (MAGNA) and a Reconciliation Victoria HART Award.
A corroboree is an Australian Aboriginal dance ceremony.
Corroboree by Full Moon will be held at Sovereign Hill on Friday, November, 23.
Tickets cost $10, while children under 18 years of age can attend free with a paying adult.
To book visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/corroboree-by-full-moon-tickets-51741027807