The Nywaigi People openly invite locals and visitors to come to the award winning Mungalla Station for a celebration of nature, culture and the Hinchinbrook Way at the inaugural event; On Country, Saturday 22 September from 10am to 4pm.
On Country, is a free event featuring authentic local indigenous experiences perfect for families. The event brings together some of Hinchinbrook’s most unique and renowned cultural activities including free live indigenous music, interpretative wetlands and native plant tours, kuppmurri lunch, interpretative cultural tours, boomerang throwing competitions, Girringun plant nursery, Girringun Aboriginal Rangers, Girringun basket weavers and a range of activities for children.
Director of Mungalla Aboriginal Business Corporation, Jacob Cassady, said ‘On behalf of the Nywaigi people and Mungalla Station I would like to extend a warm invitation to everyone within the region and beyond to join us for On Country. This event will celebrate our way of life, the indigenous culture of the region and showcase the local products and experiences which are available in our beautiful part of the world.’
Hinchinbrook Shire Council Mayor Ramon Jayo said ‘On Country is the perfect opportunity to see the great work happening at Mungalla Station and enjoy an authentic family day out.’
A range of food and drink will be available on the day, including the iconic Mungalla Station Kuppmurri lunch which features a range of local Hinchinbrook produce, including Bellasato Heritage Breed Sommerlad Chickens and Jourama Farms Gourmet Mushrooms cooked in a traditional underground style.
Interpretative Wetlands and Native Plants tours will run hourly from Mungalla Station showcasing Mungalla Station’s acclaimed work with Greening Australia’s Reef Aid project in restoring the Mungalla Wetlands and educating the public on the importance of the wetlands.