Cowra Corroboree: preparations underway for national event to share indigenous culture

It might be a quiet paddock now near Wyangala but at the end of October it will reverberate with music, song and dance representing thousands of years of history and culture.

The Cowra Corroboree, presented by the Aboriginal community and the Gunni Thakun Cultural Association, is a drug and alcohol free event and people of all backgrounds, ages and genders are welcome.

Warren Willams, Steven Taylor and William Ingram are three of those helping to organise the event, and are excited at the amount of interest in it.

"There's already 340 plus people who have registered their interest in attending," Steven Taylor explained.

"It's not just a local Wiradjuri event, but a corroboree for people from all indigenous nations, across the country.

"We have people coming from everywhere.

"The event will host over 80 plus male performers who will showcase their own proud traditions."

A first for Cowra, the two are in the midst of organising it all and stress it is an event for the entire community, not just indigenous.

"Cultural knowledge is only powerful when its shared, and that's what we are going to do. All are welcome."

Preparations on site have already begun, with a burn conducted last month.

Food and drink will be available on the night, with Karley's Angels - the support group for epilepsy sufferer Karley Miller - partnering up with event organisers to help fundraise for the teenager who has just undergone a brain operation.

Gates will open at 4pm, on Saturday, October 31.

Tickets to the event are available online at