Indira Naidoo

Throughout her 30-year award-winning journalistic career, Indira Naidoo has hosted and reported for some of the country’s most distinguished news and current affairs programs, including ABC’s LATE EDITION and SBS TV’s WORLD NEWS. She is currently the host of ABC Radio’s Weekend Nightlife. ​​Indira is also an ambassador for Sydney’s homeless crisis centre the Wayside […]

Zak Williams

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Jo Robinson

PhD, MSc, Applied Psy, Bsc Hons Psy Jo has dedicated her working life to improving our knowledge about the best approaches to reduce suicide risk among young people. As Associate Professor at Orygen, she leads the suicide prevention research unit, which is globally regarded as the leading centre of youth suicide research. Jo’s work also […]

Lillie Walker

Lillie Walker is a proud sixteen year-old Yorta Yorta, Kuku Yalanji and Girrimai woman. Lillie calls Shepparton home, and loves to sing, play piano, and perform for others. A member of Deborah Cheetham’s Dhungala Children’s Choir, Lillie has performed at the Shepparton ANZAC Commemorative Service and Shepparton Land of Plenty festival.

Shane Howard

For 40 years, Shane Howard has established himself as one of Australia’s most influential writers and singers. Inspired by everywhere from the red centre to the wilds of Tasmania, his songs have created a new map of Australia. Shane’s lyrics dig down into what it means to be a modern Australian. His music reaches across […]

Well into Winter

Contemporary alt-folk collective Well Into Winter weaves dark, intimate poetry into the stitching of gentle folk arrangements. With a clear emphasis on lyric, harmony and story, they create songs which are at all times lonely, yet still nostalgic and hopeful. As lifelong supporters of the Winter Solstice, we were delighted to invite them home to […]

James Fallon’s Wiradjuri Dance Troupe

Photo Credit: Manifeasto Photography  Attendance: 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2021 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

Attendance: 2013 – current 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 […]