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in the Yolngu language, the season of cool winds. The days are
mostly sunny and warm with a refreshing breeze from the south-east.
Nights can be quite chilly and early mornings - in some places
- are typically misty and the ground heavy with dew. Yolngu
women are active in gathering gunga (pandanus) leaves
for weaving into baskets, mats and dilly bags. Ngarirri
(fish) and other marine creatures such miyapunu (turtle)
and maranydjalk (stingray) are hunted by men. June is
also the time for visiting family members in other communities.
There many be ongoing bäpurru (funeral) and dhapi'
(initiation) ceremonies from now until the end of Rarranhdharr,
the proper dry season.
Dance Theatre: "Clan" double bill and "Spirit"
regional tour. Australia's premier Indigenous dance company.
Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, and regional centres. Until
17th June. www.bangarra.com.au
2nd Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors Congress: Innovations
in Pacific and Indigenous Health. Radisson Hotel At the
Pier, Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Until 2nd June, 2004. www.aida.org.au
Reconciliation Week. Various events and programs throughout
the country. Contact your local Indigenous and community organisations.
Until 3rd June. www.reconciliationaustralia.org
The Art of Terry Yumbulul. Terry Yumbulul is an elder
of the Warramiri clan of north-east Arnhem Land. His works are
highly sought after by private collectors and public institutions.
BANDIGAN art, 39 Queen St, Woollahra, NSW, Australia. Until
Art of the Didjeridu: Past and Present. iDIDJ Australia
exhibition of important, old and interesting didjeridus..."As
part of the Melbourne Museum's 150th birthday celebrations and
coinciding with NAIDOC week, The Art of the Didjeridu brings
together an exciting collection of authentic Aboriginal didgeridoos
from vintage specimens collected over 100 years ago to their
more recent equivalents produced in Arnhem Land's Yirrkala community.
The exhibition will be brought alive by performances, demonstrations
and talks by Yolngu custodians and expert artisans from the
Yirrkala community that attests to the continuity and vibrancy
of this ancient artistic tradition". Australia Gallery,
Melbourne Museum, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Until 6th
July, 2004. Contact iDIDJ
Australia for more information.
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