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 […]

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 […]

Archdeacon Father Peter Mcleod – Miller

We are blessed in Albury to have such an outspoken yet sincere local priest. Father Peter has been in attendance of the Solstice since its inception, and opens every year with a prayer. We always feel Father Peter brings if not an air of holiness to our Solstice, at least just a little slice of […]

The Scots School Pipe Band

Photo Credit: @ManifeastoPhotography The Scots Pipe Band helps to signal the opening of the Winter Solstice every year. We are grateful to the Scots school for their ongoing participation, to the performances of the Scots Dance troupe in 2015 and 2017.