Caring for Culture : The Saltwater Story

Caring for Culture : The Saltwater Story

Short Film + Q&A
Fri Oct 4 5:30 PM
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General Admission
75 Mins

70 kilometres, 3 days, 2 canoes and 1 incredible adventure.

Upon becoming a father, award-winning author Benjamin Allmon realised he knew nothing of the indigenous history of his home, the land of the Saltwater People, to teach his son. So he embarked on a voyage of discovery that led him further than he ever expected.
Guided by Indigenous canoemaker Kyle Slabb from the Bundjalung people, a group of young men (both Indigenous and non-Indigenous) build traditional canoes and embark on a 3-day sea voyage re-tracing an ancient trade route from the heart of the Queensland Gold Coast to North Stradbroke Island, a journey not made for over 100 years.                                                                                                                                            
It is a story of connection – not just between the Saltwater People, but between generations, between black and white, between land, sky and sea.
It is a story of collaboration – whether it is made from bark or dugout, no one makes a canoe alone.
It is a story of co-operation – the paddlers must work together if they are to get anywhere in these shark- infested waters.
And it is a story of continuance – of ancient knowledge now held by just a few, of ensuring that tomorrow’s elders are brought along for the journey today.


This session is part of an inspiring trilogy of Friday night events exploring our beautiful natural world, the way we care for and cultivate it and how that informs our relationship to the land and each other.

In Conversation and Films  |  5.30pm - 9.30pm Fri 4 Oct 

Session 1 : 5.30pm - 6.45pm
Caring for Culture : The Saltwater Story + Q&A
Break : 6.45pm – 7.15pm First Nation artist Kev Starkey Live in the Gold Bar
Session 2 : 7.15pm - 8.30pm
In Conversation : Renewed Agriculuture - First Nations Futures
Session 3  : 8.30pm - 9.20pm
Caring for Country : Short Form Eco Documentaries
Warburdur Bununu – Water Shield & Saving Seagrass

Want to attend all  3 Sessions? 
Save with a 3 session ticket $25 - Book here 




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