22 Aug - 5 Sept 2021

BROOME

Affectionately known as the ‘pearl of the north’, it’s the home of South Sea pearls – among the largest and most coveted commercially-harvested cultured pearls in the world. Their discovery in the 1800s fuelled a mass-migration almost as epic as the gold rush. Japanese, Filipino and Malay pearl divers arrived in droves seeking their fortune, creating a melting pot of cultures that makes Broome the multicultural town it is today.

The pearling capital of Australia, Broome is the western gateway to the Kimberley wilderness – home to world-famous Cable Beach sunsets and the natural phenomenon of the Staircase to the Moon.

While in Broome Be sure to wander into the neighbouring galleries and admire the works of some of the Kimberley’s most -celebrated contemporary and Aboriginal artists.

Yawuru Welcome

The Yawuru people welcome all the nations to this salt water country, we respect all our elders, the Gurlarrabulu region, the salt water people, nagulangan buru, we speak with mabu “LIYAN”, wirriya Liyan.

Gala mabu gurrburlan, gun-gabungany, banugabungany, gularrgabungany, yalmban-gabungany.

We welcome all our visitors who are here today coming from the north, east, west and south of Australia.

Gala wirriya yangarrngaran junggarra liyan nyambagun buru, jayida Rubibiyi

We are grateful that you here in our country, as visitors.

Nyamba buru jayida Yawurungany ngarrungunil bugarrigarranyurdany, jarrinygun buru mangara.

This is land of the Yawuru people from the Dreamtime, always and forever.

Miliya rumarragun wirriya yangarrngaran ngangayi LIYAN jarrayirr yanggibardu yanggi yingarrjin.

We are proud of our Yawuru language as we welcome and feel a new day dawning.

Gala mabu gurrburlan, gun-gabungany, banugabungany,
gularrgabungany, yalmban-gabungany.

Gala wirriya yangarrngaran junggarra liyan nyambagun buru,
jayida Rubibiyi

Nyamba buru jayida Yawurungany ngarrungunil bugarrigarranyurdany,
jarrinygun buru mangara.

Miliya rumarragun wirriya yangarrngaran ngangayi LIYAN jarrayirr
yanggibardu yanggi yingarrjin.

We welcome all our visitors who are here today coming from the north,
east, west and south of Australia.

We are grateful that you here in our country,
as visitors.

This is land of the Yawuru people from the Dreamtime,
always and forever.

We are proud of our Yawuru language as we welcome and feel a new day dawning.

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