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WELCOME TO COUNTRY / New Experience Guide

Join WELCOME TO COUNTRY on a brilliant new initiative to support Indigenous communities, artists and their families to flourish, to create self-sufficiency and to recognise self determination and self-empowerment. Welcome to Country embraces the rich diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tourism experiences and products, thereby creating employment and economic opportunities.

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Join WELCOME TO COUNTRY on a brilliant new initiative to support Indigenous communities, artists and their families to flourish, to create self-sufficiency and to recognise self determination and self-empowerment.

Welcome to Country embraces the rich diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tourism experiences and products, thereby creating employment and economic opportunities.

Take a look at their engaging new website here, and start learning and participating in the journey tonight:

Marcia Langton, Respected Elder, academic and author of Welcome to Country: A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia

Saturday 05 December 7:30 PM AEDT

Professor Marcia Langton discusses with Rhoda Roberts what Welcome to Country means to her. She also shares her insight on what Country means to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, customs, art and etiquette for visitors.


Mud Crabbing on Walkabout
Juan Walker, Walkabout Cultural Adventures

Sunday 06 December 10AM AEDT
Curious about the ancient art of mud-crabbing? Join our very own local expert Juan Walker from Walkabout Cultural Adventures as he shows us the ropes on how to catch a mudcrab using traditional Aboriginal hunting practices.


Mangrove Discovery Experience
Bart Pigram, Narlijia Experiences Broome

Sunday 06 December 12:30 PM AEDT
Bart Pigram is a Yawuru man from the West Kimberley region of northwest Australia. Born and bred in Broome Bart has a passion for telling the complete story of life in Broome. A natural entertainer you will join Bart on one of his unique tour of Broome and the Bay and see the country and lifestyle from his unique perspective including Dampier Creek and the rich pickings in the mangrove forests and on the jabalbal (mudflats).


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