Women share sto­ries at big event

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Court­ney Fowler

■ 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.

Pic­tures: Court­ney Fowler

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.

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