Beaumont Care Rothwell welcomed with much anticipation Aboriginal dance troupe Mura Biri Gururu. With a songman and digeridoo player and 6 dancers, the huge crowd was enthralled and entertained as the stories of tribal ancestry and culture unfolded in dance and song. Welcome to Country was extended by resident Coralie from Redcliffe, and it was a privilege for me to give the Acknowledgement of Country.
This accommodating dance troupe posed with Beaumont Care’s residents, giving a once in a lifetime opportunity to many to see and hear traditional stories and dance and have a photograph to share with others.
A very professional performance and much appreciated by attendees from Rothwell, Redcliffe and Peninsula homes, family and friends, volunteers, and personnel who brought the day together in colour and flags.
As a special treat, we all enjoyed freshly made kangaroo patties, fish cakes, emu soup and damper with syrup. We shared two large cakes in celebration of NAIDOC 2018 and our welcome to the Mura Biri Gururu troupe.
Linda Beaumont, Service Manager Danielle Johnston and Clinical Manager Michael Andrews with the Mura Biri Gururu dance troupe:
Artist Flynn presenting his donated work of art in celebration of NAIDOC week and Cultural Diversity to Rothwell aged care home, his painting of “Migaloo in Moreton Bay” to Linda and Danielle:
A very generous gift celebrating the day!
We share a pictorial of the day for all.
Story by Danielle Johnston, Service Manager Beaumont Care Rothwell