Yalinguth And The Builders Arms Are Hosting An Evening Of Song And Story For Naidoc Week

By Simon Cassar
30th Jun 2022

The exterior of a pub with the lights on and people inside.

In celebration of Naidoc week (Sunday July 3 to Sunday July 10) The Builders Arms is teaming up with Yalinguth to present 'Yarns In The Courtyard', an evening filled with the stories, songs, and memories of the Aboriginal community and the role that the pub played. 

You may already be familiar with Yalinguth, they provide an immersive augmented reality tour of Fitzroy/Ngár-go that showcases the history and stories of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community from the early 20th century till today.

Fitzroy and Gertrude Street was a gathering place for indigenous Australians; it provided many of the Stolen Generation the opportunity to reconnect with their community. The Builders Arms was one such location, playing a pivotal role as one of the first pubs to be non-segregated.  

Leading 'Yarns In The Courtyard' on Wednesday 6 July will be a range of Yalinguth members and elder community with songs from Uncle Bart Willoughby, conversation with Uncle Bobby Nicholls and yarns from Uncle Gary Murray, Aunty Rieo Ellis and Aunty Denise McGuinness

Entry is free and there'll be plenty of warmth in the courtyard with the heaters on and a fire going throughout the night. Head over here for more information. 

Image credit: Yalinguth (supplied)

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