Evelyn Araluen

Evelyn Araluen is a Bundjalung descendant, born, raised, and writing poetry in Dharug country. A co-Editor of Overland, educator, and researcher of Indigenous literatures, Evelyn’s debut poetry collection DROPBEAR was released with the University of Queensland Press in 2021. Evelyn’s writing has been awarded the Judith Wright Poetry Prize, the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young […]

Pumpkin and Lentil Soup (Vegan)

Serves 6–8  2 kg pumpkin peeled and diced 500 g carrots peeled and sliced 1 kg brown onions peeled and sliced 250 g red lentils 6 cloves garlic chopped or grated Salt and pepper to taste Vegetable stock Oil for sweating off onions and garlic Method Sweat onion in oil until softened Add garlic after […]


This Greek stew uses a blend of sweet and sour tastes to give it its unique character. Cooking Time 3 1/4 hours Serves 6–8  4 tablespoons olive oil 1.8 kg (4lb) round or chuck beef in 3 cm (1 in) cubes 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 onions, finely chopped 500 g potato diced 1 bunch […]

Winter Solstice Glühwein Base

Serves 6  3/4 cup water 3/4 cup white sugar 1 cinnamon stick 1 orange zested 1 lemon or lime zested whole cloves Method In a saucepan, combine the water, sugar and cinnamon stick Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer Cut the orange in half and squeeze the juice into the simmering water Push […]

Winter Solstice Recipes with Smart Hospitality

Please join us tonight for a special cooking session from our long time supporter, Paul at Smart Hospitality As mentioned previously, because we are unable to all be together in person we’ve decided to share these delicious winter warming recipes pre-event (21st) and ask you all to get cooking at home. We’d love to see […]

Robert K Champion

Photo Credit: Jacinta Keefe Robert K Champion masterfully captivates audiences with his haunting guitar music and compelling stories of life, love, and loss. With guitar in hand and a cup of tea always by his side, his storytelling warms audiences around the nation. A Gubrun, Kokatha and Mirning man now living and making music in […]

James Fallon’s Wiradjuri Dance Troupe

Photo Credit: Manifeasto Photography  Attendance: 2017, 2018 & 2019 We are grateful to the Wiradjuri Dance Troupe, for their contribution of Welcome to Country through dance over the past number of years at the Winter Solstice. The Troupe performs at a number of events throughout the Albury Wodonga region.

Darren Wighton

Photo Credit: Manifeasto Photography Attendance: 2018 – current Darren Wighton has been conducting our Welcome to Country since 2018. From Wiradjeri country, Darren is an established aboriginal artist and cultural performer, who loves to share all things of a cultural nature in his role at Xavier High School in Albury. Darren was formerly the pastor […]