COWRA CORROBOREE AND SCHOOLS DAY 2015
The Corroboree committee held an Aboriginal education day for school children a day prior to the Cowra Corroboree. More than 120 students from nine regional schools participated on the day. They were taught traditional knowledge such as boomerang and spear throwing, Aboriginal dance, awareness of aboriginal animal stories with facilitation from Taronga Zoo travelling Zoo Mobile.
The following evening the Cowra Corroboree was held at the CORRIDOR project, over 800 people attended with 80 dancers performing, for an extraordinary night of traditional dance and song.
The Cowra Corroboree was supported by Cowra Community Dancers, Gunni Thakun Cultural Association dancers, Weigelli Centre Aboriginal Corp, the CORRIDOR project, GER-K2W, Cowra Council, Taronga Zoo-Zoomobile, and local Schools.
The CORRIDOR project would like to acknowledge the Wiradjuri people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Land. We would also like to pay respect to their people both past and present and extend that respect to other Aboriginal Australians who collaborate on projects with us through our Cultural Connections program.