Event

Nawi Conference 2017

Travelling our waters

Nawi Conference opening night ceremony, 2012. Photographer: Andrew Frolows, ANMM.

The Australian National Maritime Museum will host the second major national conference on Australia’s Indigenous Watercraft knowledges.

  • 9–10 November 2017

    The Australian National Maritime Museum will host the second major national conference on Australia’s Indigenous Watercraft knowledges.

    Nawi 2017~  brings together community, cultural leaders and educators to share, discuss and practice knowledge of the rivers, oceans and watercraft of the world’s oldest continuous living culture.

    Travelling our Waters contains papers, presentations, displays, demonstrations and performances that explore, watercraft history, diversity, significance, interpretation, voyaging, current community canoe projects and waterways and sea management programs.

    Conference runs 9th-10th November, special opening event 8th November with the opening of exhibition: Gapu-Monuk Saltwater Journey to Sea Country Journey to Sea Country.