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Ngalu Warrawi Marri (we stand strong) imagery
Ngalu Warrawi Marri (we stand strong) imagery, artwork by Coffinbirth Image: Coffinbirth
Australian Museum

ngalu warrawi marri means 'we stand strong' in the Sydney Language. This event, through tours, hands-on workshops, live music and performances, highlights First Nations resilience and interrogates the way Australia celebrates national identity.

  • Broriginals live! Podcast recording: Be part of Broriginals live! at the Museum, where two successful Aboriginal bros answer crowd-sourced questions on how to be a better Aboriginal in this tongue-in-cheek comedy show. Spaces are limited for this show, please book separate tickets here.
  • Sovereign Trax: Enjoy a playlist of music "fuelled by decolonisation and First Nations sovereignty" curated by DJ Sovtrax.
  • Coffinbirth art and discussion: Join Narrm-based Wiradjuri artist, Charlotte Allingham aka Coffinbirth as she discusses how through her art she is highlighting First Nations peoples continued resistance and changing perceptions about our history and identity.
  • IndigiHack spot tours: Question everything on the IndigiHack tour, which invites you to examine colonial biases in museum spaces in fun and interactive way.
  • Adorned: Create jewellery from natural materials with Charlie Williams.
  • Stories are powerful: Engage with live storytelling and poetry from Gomeroi multidisciplinary artist, Rob Waters. Rob is a playwright and spoken word artist, writing and performing over the last 20 years across NSW, and is a 2018 NSW State Finalist in the Australian Poetry Slam.
  • We stand together: Be creative with poster artwork making craft activity.
  • Race Matters: Join Sara Khan, host of Race Matters on FBI radio, and special guests as they explore and challenge national identity, false allies, and the mainstream discourse around Jan 26, a discourse that often excludes young First Nations voices.
  • Social justice tours: Explore everything they never taught you at school but should have.
  • Whales | Tohorā: Dive into the immersive Whales | Tohorā exhibition that brings the incredible world of whales to life.

ngalu warrawi marri (We Stand Strong) is curated and facilitated by First Nations project officers, Courtney Marsh (Bundjalung) and Nathan Mudyi Sentance (Wiradjuri).

Open to all. Recommended for adults and youth 13 and up. Bookings essential. Tickets available at the door subject to availability.

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