Kunjiel, the closing Corroboree of the 2018 Quandamooka Festival, brought Redlands Coast to life on Saturday 25 August with traditional dance, ceremony, song, food and art.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said locals and visitors experienced this wonderful cultural experience on Redlands Coast’s beautiful North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah).
“The Quandamooka Festival has become an important cultural, social and environmental event in our city and the Kunjiel closing ceremony is a highlight,” Cr Williams said.
“Kunjiel is more than a music festival, more than an arts festival and more than a food festival – it brings all these together in a free, family-friendly setting.
“It gives residents and visitors an opportunity to discover something that is naturally and spiritually wonderful about our region – the ongoing, intrinsic connection between the Quandamooka People and the lands and sea we call Redlands Coast.
“Kunjiel offered an impressive line-up of musical entertainment, including Adam James, Thirdstone and Tamwah.
“There were traditional dance performances, not only from our region, but also other areas of Australia as well as New Zealand, the Solomon Islands and Fiji.
“Kunjiel also had art and weaving activities, stalls, crafts and bush-influenced Quandamooka cuisine.
“Redland City Council is proud to continue its support as a founding sponsor of the Quandamooka Festival, recognising the many benefits it brings our community and our region.”
Divisional Councillor for North Stradbroke Island Cr Peter Mitchell said Quandamooka Festival organisers had done an impressive job ensuring Kunjiel had a wide range of experiences.
“Festival organisers and volunteers went to a great deal of effort to ensure Kunjiel offered something for everyone,” he said.
“I congratulate them on their commitment to sharing share their culture, and other traditional cultures, with others.”
For more details on Quandamooka Festival, visit the Quandamooka Festival Facebook page
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