Lara Munro and Trinity McBride model Indigenous fashions at Gin Gin’s Didgeridoo Festival.
Lara Munro and Trinity McBride model Indigenous fashions at Gin Gin’s Didgeridoo Festival. Gary Hutchison

Festival a display of our culture

CULTURE and cuisine kept hundreds happy at the Gin Gin showgrounds over the weekend at the annual Jinjinburra Didgeridoo Festival.

Organiser Aileen Munro said she was pleased with the number of people who came along to the growing event.

“We had about 400 people each day,” she said.

“We had schools from Gin Gin, Norville, North Bundaberg, Kepnock and Booyal come on Friday.”

Mrs Munro said the festival, which aims to educate people on indigenous culture, had entertained the students.

“I spoke to a few teachers, who said it was wonderful to come along,” she said.

“I think the kids really enjoyed it.”

Mrs Munro said while crowd numbers had dropped at last year's festival, they had taken a turn for the better this year.

“Numbers were definitely up this year which was really, really good,” she said.

“We think we had about 800 people.”

Mrs Munro said there was plenty of traditional food available, thanks to Dale Chapman and herself.

“I made a roo stew and damper, and a roo curry,” she said.

“There was also a barbecue tea around the campfire, where they sat and sang and told stories and played music. The festival will definitely be back again bigger and better next year.”



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