Culture sharing at Cowra Corroboree

The strength and passion surrounding Aboriginal culture was on display over the weekend at the Cowra Corroboree.
The strength and passion surrounding Aboriginal culture was on display over the weekend at the Cowra Corroboree.


The strength and passion surrounding Aboriginal culture was on display over the weekend at the Cowra Corroboree.

Hundreds turned up to the event despite the rain, and enjoyed the wonderful display of music and dance which represented thousands of years of Aboriginal culture.

Steven Taylor was one of the organisers of the event, and is passionate about including the whole community in Aboriginal culture.

"Cultural knowledge is only powerful when it's shared," he said.

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

"It brings back our connection to country and shows that respect for country is well and truly alive in NSW.

"More than 900 people turned up to the event despite the rain.

"It was unreal," Mr Taylor said.

"I think the highlight was when we came up from the river, people are still talking about it.

"Some of the old fellas who started the state Corroboree 25 years ago have said that this has been the best one ever."

The dancers allowed children into the circle to dance with them.

"It was great having the kids dancing with us, and their parents seeing them do it."

Mr Taylor says his Facebook newsfeed has been flooded with photos and stories from the Corroboree.

"It is good to see so much positive stuff on Facebook,' he said.

"I'm very proud, and humbled over our success."

The event took a lot of time and effort to organise, but Mr Taylor is open to doing it again.

"In five or 10 years we will do it again," he said.

The Corroboree is shared across the Aboriginal nations in NSW.

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