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Sea Country Stories – Launch Event

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  • South Australian Maritime Museum
    26 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide SA 5015, Australia

Join us at the South Australia Maritime Museum for the launch of the first ever Sea Country Stories from Ngarrindjeri Country on the lower Murray River and Coorong. 

An immersive experience of being on Yarlawa Ruwi, Sea Country with cultural icon and Ngarrindjeri elder Major 'Moogy' Sumner as he demonstrates how to make the kaiki, the freshwater reed spears, harvested from Lake Alexandrina and yarns about what story and Sea Country mean to him.

You will hear stories about fishing with the pelicans, spearing flounder at night, and how to find a stingray in the stars. Then join the kuti fishers and artists at Goolwa, who shuffle for cockles in the sand, sharing how they practice sustainable fishing using traditional techniques to protect the kuti, pipi cockles, for the future.

Science, history and educational institutions around Australia are on a journey to empower and incorporate Indigenous knowledges into research, communication and practice.

This series offers an introduction to Indigenous marine science, as the practical application of knowledges about Country for the research and management of lands and waters around Australia. 

Through the launch of this enchanting display at the SA Maritime Museum and virtual platform, Sea Country Stories offers the experience of being on Country, linking ancient and modern fishing cultures and inspiring the next generation of Sea Country custodians.

Enjoy catered food and drinks, including delicious non-alcoholic craft beers sponsored by Sobah.

This project is proudly presented by Green Island Creative and South Australian Maritime Museum.

Support for this project was provided by the Australian Government, Kuti Co., Goolwa Pipi Co., and Marine Stewardship Council.