A Bardi Gras Turtle.
A Bardi Gras Turtle.

Here’s a fantastic day out, just up the road a bit at Nathalia – The famous Bardi Gras Festival is on again this Easter Saturday! Each year the festival selects a different environmental topic to highlight and this year it’s TURTLES. There are three species of turtle along the Murray: The Murray River Turtle, Common Long-necked Turtle & Broad-shelled Turtle (also long-necked). It is the Broad-shelled turtle which is the Yorta Yorta Totem.

The Bardi Gras is part of the Nathalia And District Easter Market and Bushman’s Bash (Program here).

This year’s activities include:

  • the Damanmu Bangerang Dance Group.
  • Bardi Gras Parade featuring ‘turtles’ of the Nathalia district.
  • Meet the Author session with Heidi Knowles, author of the just published children’s book, Badja Bayaderra – Longneck Turtle.
  • Mixed media art exhibition.
  • Street stalls, face painting and more.

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Article Feb 22nd Grinners turtles 2013 smallYou can read more about this year’s Bardi Gras in this article (left):

For more information contact Lyn Loger on 58 662 885 or email logerel@internode.on.net