Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival – A moving (and shaking) celebration of indigenous history

Jul 01, 2013 2 Comments by

You can feel it underneath your feet. See it in the dust as it rises and joins in the movement, listless to settle.

It reverberates though your soul, creeps its way into your veins and takes over your heart.

This is the passing of culture through generations.

This is Quinkan Country*.

*A Quinkan is an Aboriginal spirit – represented heavily through these famous rock art sites.

This article originally appeared on Matador Network. Photos courtesy of Peter Pap and Cathy Finch.

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