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April 15, 2022

Women of the Walk-off

This Freedom Day Festival, we have chosen to acknowledge and honour the many strong women of our community through a dedicated women’s night on Saturday 27 August.

The vital contributions of our women are often not fully recognised, but no longer will their stories remain untold. Our Saturday night program will feature deadly female performers (we’ll be announcing those soon!) and we will pay special tribute to the women of the Wave Hill Walk-off.

Pictured here are sisters, Rosemary Johnson, Rachael Morris and Pamela Morris, who were young children at the time of the Walk-off. They were looked after by their older sister, Helen Mart, after whom the Kalkaringi Clinic is named. These three women are strong members of the Karungkarni Art and Culture Centre, creating art and taking part in many of the centre’s cultural activities. Just three of many women who are the foundation of this community.

Posted by:

Luke Wright

Festival Director at Gurindji Freedom Day Festival (Gurindji Aboriginal Corporation)

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