Garma Festival

Garma Festival yields enrichment for scholars

Ten Australia Awards scholars from Papua New Guinea studying at tertiary institutions across Australia gathered in Gulkula, a cultural gathering place for the Gumatj clan of north-east Arnhem, to take part in the iconic festival.

The four-day festival, organised annually by the Yothu Yindi Foundation, exposed the awardees to Indigenous cultures and contemporary issues, fostering greater cross-cultural understanding. 

All awardees came to the festival to immerse themselves in Indigenous culture, to listen, to observe and to learn.