Yalukut Weelam Yalukit Wilam

meaning ‘river home’ or ‘people of the river’ is a clan belonging to the Boon Wurrung people.


a gathering for celebration


N’arweet Carolyn Briggs  | Founder & Chair, Boon Wurrung Foundation

Womin Djeka Mar-ran biik biik. Boonwurrung Nairm derp bordrupen uther weelam.

Welcome to my country, the land of the great bay of the Boon Wurrung people, our beautiful home. On behalf of the Boon Wurrung, a clan of the greater Kulin nations, I welcome you to our land. Euro Yuroke – more commonly known as St Kilda – and its surrounds are special places, which continue to carry forward the spirit of our tradition. This land will always be protected by the creator, Bundjil, who travels as an eagle, and by Waang, who protects the waterways and travels as a crow. As the spirit of my ancestors lives, let the wisdom and the spirit of generosity which Bundjil taught us influence the opportunities that may arise at this meeting

Womin Djeka Mar-ran biik biik. Boonwurrung Nairm derp bordrupen uther weelam. Welcome!

CR Bernadene Voss | Mayor City of Port Phillip

Welcome to the 2018 Yalukut Weelam Ngargee, an annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music and arts. Proudly held on Boon Wurrung Country by the City of Port Phillip, we support this vibrant, free event through our Reconciliation Action Plan and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Strategy Boonatung Ngargee Yulenj (People Place Knowledge).

Now in its 13th year, this important event showcases the talent and culture of emerging and established Indigenous musicians, dancers and artists. Market stalls and children’s activities add to a great family friendly day – and night out. We look forward to you joining us for this diverse program featuring our best Indigenous entertainment.