May 14, 2021 9:30 am

This is a momentous reflection on the most massive grassroots Aboriginal cultural gathering in the history of this country. It was held on the foreshore of the Swan River (Derbarl Yerrigan) in Perth and called the Kyana corroborees. The gatherings were held in 1991-1993 and tens of thousands of people visited the site to participate in and enjoy the experience of Aboriginal culture and spirituality.

The cultural workers and performers travelled to Kyana from across Australia including traditional dance groups and contemporary artists etc. It was during this gathering that the Dumbartung maxim was first stated ‘’May our Campfires Burn Forever’’.

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