Bundjalung Nghari – Indigenise (meaning: story gathering) is a theatrical reading of stories, poems and essays, penned by First Nations writers.
After selling out in 2022, NORPA welcomes four new Bundjalung writers and creatives, Kirk Page, Naomi Moran, Grace Lucas-Pennington and Mark Olive to reflect on their experiences of Living with Occupation.
Presented by NORPA in association with Byron Writers Festival
Kirk Page is a proud Munanjali man with ancestral lineage connected to Badu Island/Zenadth Kes, Poland and Germany. As an actor, choreographer and director he has brought stories to the stage and screen over his 29-year career in the arts.
Naomi Moran is a Dunghutti and Nyangbal/Arakwal woman of the Bundjalung nation. She is CEO of Koori Mail and Co-Chair of First Nations Media Australia.
Grace Lucas-Pennington is a Bundjalung editor and poet living on Yuggera/Turrbal country.
Australia’s celebrated Indigenous chef Mark Olive (aka ‘The Black Olive’), has hosted popular TV shows The Outback Cafe, The Chefs’ Line and On Country Kitchen. His life-long passion for fusing native Australian ingredients with contemporary lifestyle cooking has earned him an international reputation.