Due to a grim weather outlook forecast for Peak Hill on Friday, the decision has been made to postpone the Back To Bulgandramine event to the 18th and 19th June. “We’ve decided to postpose as we feel that it’s too much of a risk with a lot of people in an area like this and lots of people travelling distances” said Marg Applebee of Central West Lachlan Landcare.
The Back to Bulgandramine Cultural Gathering will hopefully start 10am on the 18th and will run through until the evening with free entertainment and food, as well as workshops, cultural presentations, performances and kids’ activities including craft, games and a jumping castle. The weekend will conclude with a church service commencing at 9am on Sunday morning.
Peak Hill Aboriginal Working Party, with the support of Central West Lachlan Landcare, Parkes Shire Council and Neighbourhood Central are hosting this free community event to Celebrate National Reconciliation Week 2016. The gathering brings culture alive through performance, food, art, storytelling and dance. This event will showcase Wiradjuri, Maori, Fijian, Samoan and Tongan artists and performers with an evening kids show.
Free camping sites are available if you would like to stay overnight, while a free bus service will run from Parkes. If you want to drive there, the Bulgandramine Mission is located 22.5km west of Peak Hill. From Parkes, drive through Peak Hill and take the Tullamore Road 800m to the Bulgandramine turnoff on the right. The weekend can be provided for free thanks to the support of the BBA Miller fund, the Australian Communities Foundation, Northparkes Mines, Alkane Resources Limited, Central West Lachlan Landcare and Parkes Shire Council. Bookings are essential.
By Maggi Barnard