Vigil for the Baarka (Darling River)

Traditional Owners along the Baarka (Darling River) are watching an ecological catastrophe unfold on their sacred river.

For more than 60,000 years the Barkindji people have lived along the river, but the corruption, mismanagement and illegal dealings by government and big irrigators in the Murray Darling Basin have decimated this once great river and the communities who live alongside it.

This is a peaceful vigil to send messages of support and strength to our friends on the Baarka and bring more attention to this issue.

It's a space to mourn the loss of wildlife on our great rivers. Not only the millions of fish that have died but the turtles, yabbies, birds and kangaroos as well. Without a flowing river, communities are suffering and indigenous culture is being threatened.

Let's show them our care and lend our support!

February 15, 2019 at 6:00pm - 7pm
State Library of Victoria
328 Swanston St
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Megan Williams ·

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