Women share stories at big event
■ More than 300 local women attended the seventh annual Strong Beautiful Women’s Dinner to celebrate culture, community and good health at the Nor West Jockey Club.
Mangabura Gumagarrigu, which means Strong Beautiful Women Gathering, was conceptualised in 2007 by a senior Ngarluma elder Violet Samson to encourage networking and cultural learning between Aboriginal and non-indigenous women.
Nanna Violet’s daughter, Josie Samson, emceed the 2015 event along with a great line-up of local motivational speakers, while guests were treated to a traditionally inspired buffet dinner under the stars.
The event was capped off with live entertainment, dancing and games.
Women gathered at the Nor West Jockey Club to celebrate the annual Strong Beautiful Women’s Dinner last Thursday.
Sonia Churchhill, Tamara Leacy, Emily Matthews and Kendell Kenway.