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Ten Days on the Island lights up for mapali – Dawn Gathering in Burnie | The Examiner




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Ten Days on the Island woke up to the rhythm of beating drums, singers, dancers and art for mapali – Dawn Gathering on Burnie’s foreshore. The beach turned into a stage for the Welcome to Country, with the palawa creation story boomed out to an audience of 1000 people gathered along both sides of the clearing. Opening cries of “mapali” were joined by lanterns and drumming, as the narrative was performed by the Tasmanian…

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