N’arweet Carolyn Briggs | Founder & Chair, Boon Wurrung Foundation
Womin Djeka Mar-ran biik biik. Boonwurrung Nairm derp bordrupen uther weelam.
Welcome to my country, the land of the great bay of the Boon Wurrung people, our beautiful home.
On behalf of the Boon Wurrung, a clan of the greater Kulin nations, I welcome you to our land. Euro Yuroke – more commonly known as St Kilda – and its surrounds are special places, which continue to carry forward the spirit of our tradition. This land will always be protected by the creator, Bundjil, who travels as an eagle, and by Waang, who protects the waterways and travels as a crow.
As the spirit of my ancestors lives, let the wisdom and the spirit of generosity which Bundjil taught us influence the opportunities that may arise at this meeting.
Womin Djeka Mar-ran biik biik. Boonwurrung Nairm derp bordrupen uther weelam. Welcome!
CR Bernadene Voss | Mayor City of Port Phillip
The City of Port Phillip is proud to present the 38th St Kilda Festival – Australia’s largest free music festival.
Set against the spectacular natural beauty of the St Kilda foreshore, this iconic summer celebration of home-grown talent and the local community has something for everyone. Boasting a diverse programme of live music, dance, carnival rides, shops, markets, food and drink, and activities for all ages, this free, family-friendly event draws thousands of people together in a well-loved community celebration in one of Melbourne’s—and Australia’s—most recognisable destinations.
More than 400,000 visitors of all ages attend every year, often returning between Festivals to enjoy St Kilda’s unique attractions. We look forward to you joining us this year