Welcome

Message from the Chair

This year marks the 14th year of the Guringai Festival, which celebrates Australia’s First Peoples culture in the Northern Sydney Region.

The festival theme Wellness and Wellbeing for All People reminds us to be more mindful of ourselves, our families and our communities. Wellness and wellbeing are not the same thing - wellbeing refers to a more holistic wholeof- life experience, whereas wellness refers just to physical health.

We as Australia’s First Peoples want to share in a way of life oriented toward optimal health and wellbeing in which mind, body, and spirit are integrated so we as individuals live more fully within the human and natural environments, connected to each other and the ‘oneness’.

We invite you to join us this year in all the fabulous events and activities of the 14th annual Guringai Festival. We hope you are inspired, learn something new and wish for wellness and wellbeing for all.

Susan Moylan-Coombs,
Caroline Glass-Pattison and
Sue Pinckham
Co-Chairs, Guringai Festival Committee