Quandamooka Jarjums Camp Celebrates Culture

Earlier this month, Svitzer Australia was proud to again support the annual weeklong Quandamooka Jarjums Camp held at Cylinder Beach campground on Minjerribah – North Stradbroke Island, Queensland.

The camp is a unique indigenous cultural immersion program, where students from Dunwich State School and surrounding schools from across southeast Queensland get together and take part in a wide range of cultural activities.

For many of the year 6 students it is their first opportunity to learn first-hand about local indigenous culture.

This is Svitzer’s fourth year of support to the event, joining long-term sponsors and fellow port stakeholders DP World Australia and the Port of Brisbane.

Before the camp kicked off, Warren Angland, Regional Manager – Dockings & Projects, joined representatives from DP World and Port of Brisbane in helping to set up the camp.

Kevin Sorensen Brisbane Tug Engineer/Master and Craig Worling assisted with activities during the camp. Svitzer also contributes a small donation to help with the running costs each year.

Craig said it was a privilege to join fellow port industry colleagues in support of the event and provide an opportunity for young people to connect with Quandamooka country, culture and heritage.

“The camp is so valuable for local students, and you can see attendance is a real treasured and fulfilling experience not only for them, but for all the adults and supporters to also learn about the traditional owners of the land.”

“It’s a real honour to play a part in supporting this, if only in a small way.”

Photo Credit: Port of Brisbane
Photo Credit: Port of Brisbane

The camp is hosted by the Yulu-Burri-Ba Aboriginal Corporation and Dunwich State School and is an opportunity to learn first-hand about local culture, including Indigenous dancing, weaving and history from Elders and mentors.

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