ELDERS DAY: Yamba Museum president Marea Buist (centre) with Aunty Irene Daley of Grafton and Aunty Elizabeth Smith of Maclean.
ELDERS DAY: Yamba Museum president Marea Buist (centre) with Aunty Irene Daley of Grafton and Aunty Elizabeth Smith of Maclean.

Elders share their stories at Yamba Museum

ELDERS from around the Clarence Valley will converge on Yamba Museum on Thursday to share their stories and culture with the wider community.

The Elders Day is a featured and important element of the Yamba Museum's current Aboriginal Arts Exhibition VISION4CHANGE. Curator of the exhibition Debrah Novak said this is such an exciting opportunity to have the elders come and spend time with us at the museum to share their stories.

Many times I have been asked by members within the community, how can they meet with our Aboriginal elders and this is one of those times where everyone is welcome and invited to come and say hello, sit down and listen and have a cup of tea with them.

On the day we will also have dancers from Grafton and didg players from both Grafton and Yamba. One young female dancer who is currently in the development group for the world acclaimed Bangarra Dance Company will also be performing.

The exhibition to date has proven to be very popular and has now had over 500 people come through the doors with numerous accolades written down in the comments book, which is heart warming for the museum members.

The Elders Day is on Thursday, July 11 from 10.30-2pm at Yamba Museum while the exhibition finishes on July 15.

For bookings phone 6646 1399.

Inquiries ring Debrah Novak: 0402 404 606



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