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Yarn with Wanyara: traditional storytelling

Join us at Sandringham library for an intergenerational Yarn, a traditional storytelling session with Wanyara, a First Nations' organization committed to cultural education, founded by Sarai Roe, a proud Yorta Yorta and Wurundjeri woman.

Stories are the expression of First Nations' culture and land. Important communications and histories have been carried across history via various mediums such as message sticks, rock and sand art, body painting, song, dance and carvings. Nowadays, more contemporary histories and events are often expressed through visual and performing arts.

Though there are many different types of stories, they tend to fall into four broad categories: collective histories, spiritual narratives, cultural practices and life histories. Wanyara story sessions explore these different types of stories drawing from both traditional and more modern approaches. They combine specific cultural practices, traditions, languages, laws and songs to help participants understand the air, the land, the universe, the people, the culture and the history of Indigenous Australians.

There's no need to book your place for this event. Just meet at Sandringham Library.



  • 01:30pm-02:30pm


2 Waltham Street


Bayside Libraries


9261 7125