During the month of March, Cooks River People gather for Wurridjal Festival, to celebrate the strong communities and ecologies along the river.
The festival marks the start of a season when thousands of mullet – known as ‘Wurridjal’ in the Aboriginal languages spoken in the Sydney region – enter the Cooks River during their pre-spawning migration along the east coast of Australia. For thousands of years the river was healthy and a source of food for Aboriginal people.
From caring for country activities and cultural learning experiences, to wildlife encounters and riverside recreation, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
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Images: Earth Hour by Chris Woe
Wurridjal Logo by Charmaine Mumbulla