Festival of Biaime’s Ngunnhu

Credit: Ngunnhu in the Barwon River, image by Larry Parker.
A festival of ceremony and celebration.

7-9 April 2017
Following the success of the inaugural event in 2015, Festival of Baiame’s Ngunnhu returns to Brewarrina, NSW in 2017 and 2018.  

Festival of Biaime’s Ngunnhu is a celebration of the connection that local communities have with the Barwon River, the life blood of the Ngemba, Baranbinja, Morowari, Kula, Naualko, Ualarai, Weilwan, Kamilaroi, Kamu, and Paarkinji communities from far-west NSW. The fish traps (Ngunnhu) extend over half a kilometre in length, are one of the oldest man made structures in the world, and are listed on the State Heritage Register and National Heritage list. 

Over three weeks Moogahlin Performing Arts will work with local organisations and artists to deliver circus, dance, music, and digital story catching workshops, culminating in a weekend of performances and exhibitions, and of course the infamous Fishing Competition and Carp Muster! 

To register for the Fishing Competition and Carp Muster, email info@moogahlin.org

Project Supporters/Partners

Produced by Moogahlin Performing Arts in partnership with Brewarrina Shire Council, Brewarrina Aboriginal Cultural Museum, and in association with Back to Brewarrina & the Old Mission Elders Gathering presented by Lorina Barker. Supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW, The Australia Council for the Arts, and the Australian Government through the Ministry for the Arts, Festivals Australia.


7 - 9 April 2017

Project Team

Creative Producer - Lily Shearer
Artistic Director - Frederick Copperwaite
Cultural Dramaturge - Bradley Steadman
Production Manager - Troy Russell
Digital Storycatcher - Michelle Blakeney

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