Welcome to Country

The Culburra Beach Festival respectfully acknowledges the Jerrinja Clan of the Wandi Wandian People who are and will always be the traditional custodians and first people of the land on which the Festival will meet.

We would like to pay our respects to the Elders past, present and emerging and extend our respect to all Aboriginal people and visitors to the Culburra Beach Festival.

As a mark of respect to the traditional custodians, the Culburra Beach Festival begins with a Welcome to Country ceremony and acknowledgement of our local aboriginal culture, heritage, land and sea country by respected Elders of the Jerrinja Local Aboriginal Land Council.

When visiting please respect the beautiful Jerrinja Country both the land and the sea we share at Culburra Beach and take the time to visit and learn more about the rich heritage and culture of Jerrinja – “The Salt Water People”.

jerrinja-murramurrs-meaning-hands

Photographer: Brian Williams | Project: Jerrinja Exposed – A Creative Project

Title: murramurr gadu a traditional Jerrinja word for “Hands Close Sea”