mumara patrula – wood for the fire

A new Tasmanian Aboriginal tour was launched today at Trial Bay by Kingborough Council in conjunction with Performing Lines Tasmania and creator Nunami Sculthrope-Green.

Kingborough Deputy Mayor, Clare Glade-Wright said the tour was very moving and was brilliantly presented by creator Nunami Sculthorpe-Green.

“This is the first and only Aboriginal-authored tour available south of nipaluna/Hobart,” Cr Glade-Wright said.

“The tour takes you on a gentle bush walk along the coastline of Trial Bay, while you hear the historical stories of legendary Aboriginal Elders.

“Although the stories shared are often about terrible times in our history, there is also much heart and beauty conveyed about the Aboriginal custodians of this land, their community and practices.

“I totally recommend this tour, although you will have to be quick as tickets are selling out fast.

“The tour is supported by a RANT grant which is focused on building capacity for Tasmanian communities, artists and organisations here in Tasmania,” Cr Glade-Wright said.

Tour Creator Nunami Sculthorpe-Green said mumara patrula was a new and exciting journey for her.

“I’ve enjoyed working with Performing Lines TAS and the Council to share these important stories of our people,” Ms Sculthorpe-Green said.

“I applaud Kingborough Council for their initiative and action when it comes to truth telling and highlighting Tasmanian Aboriginal stories in the municipality.

“As the stories intertwine with the beautiful landscape I feel they will present a truly unique and touching experience for locals and visitors alike.

Senior Producer at Performing Lines TAS, Annette Downs said Performing Lines TAS said produced Nunami’s first tour in niplauna.

“We are delighted to have produced and co-commissioned this latest tour with the Kingborough Council,” Ms Downs said.