Queensland

Dreamworld is making sure we don’t keep history a mystery

Transport yourself into a world dedicated to Australia’s Indigenous culture and heritage at Dreamworld this National Reconciliation Week 2018.

Australia’s history is brought to life in the heart of the theme park during interactive experiences, art and wildlife presentations at Dreamworld Corroboree.

Corroboree is a unique and very important piece of Dreamworld, which is centred around celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their heritage, ensuring Australia’s Indigenous history is kept alive.

“More than twenty-two language groups from across Australia have helped support the establishment of Dreamworld Corroboree and celebrate reconciliation,” Yugambeh Language Group Elder of the Gold Coast Community, Uncle Ted Williams, said.

“It is a place where Australians can celebrate the First Peoples culture by interacting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in an authentic way, whilst having some fun at the same time – we are a quirky mob.”

Al Mucci, Dreamworld General Manager of Life Sciences, said it’s an important time for the whole country to come together to recognise our ancestors.

“From the visual representation of the Rainbow Serpent story at Dreamworld, to our native wildlife experiences, we invite guests to explore and appreciate just how unique our land and ancestors are,” Mucci says.

“While we celebrate Indigenous culture all year round, we have added a few extra presentations, activities, dances and experiences for guests to enjoy during National Reconciliation Week.”

These experiences range from wildlife photos, learning how to play the Yidaki (Didgeridoo), painting boomerangs, delving into the Creation Story and so much more.

Guests will also be invited to take part in painting a canvas, which will be presented to an executive group in the Corroboree Yard.

Reconciliation Week represents an important time in history, one that should be recognised by all Australians.

These dates commemorate two milestones in the reconciliation timeline — the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision.

“Dreamworld invites all Australians, and International guests to come together and learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories – so we Don’t Keep History A Mystery,” Mucci said.

“It’s great to see Dreamworld delivering on their Reconciliation Action Plan commitments and supporting National Reconciliation Week in this way,” Karen Mundine, CEO Reconciliation Australia, said.

“History is never really past; it is always with us and reflected in our daily lives. “

“I hope lots of Australian, and international, families explore Corroboree during National Reconciliation Week.”

Source: Dreamworld