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Friends of Boomerang held a successful crowd funding launch on Friday night at Newrybar’s Harvest Cafe.

Boomerang Festival organiser Rhoda Roberts joined Bluesfest’s Peter Noble to thank all who attended the launch in which, according Rhoda, ‘we all shared something truly special’.

‘We feel very moved and honoured to be part of such an important, positive and landmark movement for our region, and ultimately, the country,’ Ms Roberts said.

The two also thanked Tristan, Jess ‘and the entire Harvest Café team’ as well as well-known indigenous locals Dhinawan, Delta and Belle who provided Welcome to Country and entertainment and shared insight into their culture and stories behind their traditional dances, which the entire audience was moved by.

‘The response has been overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to forging more friendships and working partnerships in this united journey toward authentic reconciliation in action with each of you,’ Ms Roberts said.

‘How exciting for our region to be leading the charge in positive change! We applaud all of you for recognising the importance of supporting our Indigenous arts, culture and heritage.’

Performer Dhinawan takes a break. Photo Tao Jones

If Ms Roberts urged people to ‘visit our crowd funding campaign page for further support, and please share the message through your channels where and when you can – it all helps, and is all greatly appreciated.

Photo credits: Tao Jones Photography

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