Yorta Yorta (Jotijota): Are indigenous Australian people who inhabited the area surrounding the Goulburn & Murray rivers. Their name mean "no" & their language is isolated but related to the Pama-Nyungan language family. There is 9 clans under the Yorta Yorta. Pre-Colonialism the population was estimated around 2,400 & by 1873 were disposed from their ancestral land into reservations. Between 1960 & 1993, they sued the Victorian state for compensation of removal or stolen land with 17 attempts.
“My name is Lena-Jean Charles and I am a Yorta Yorta woman from Mooroopna/Shepparton currently living in Melbourne. Photography has been a passion and hobby of mine since childhood. I got my first camera for a school camp in grade four – back when film cameras were still a thing and you had to wind the film before taking the shot. Ever since, I have loved being able to capture moments by looking through the camera’s viewfinder, composing the image and snapping the shutter button.
A couple of years ago, my friends convinced me to start a Facebook page where I could share some of my photos. This is where my photography took off. I started getting asked to do all kinds of photography jobs. From family portraits, to cake smashes, to weddings, to parties and sport events. Each experience has taught me so much about photography and my creativity and how much I love candid/natural photos.
I’ve had the opportunity over the last few years to photograph the 3 Rivers touch footy carnival. This is one my favourite carnivals to be a part of. I love the atmosphere and strong sense of Community it provides. A highlight for me is being able to capture all the action shots – especially when someone scores a try and then celebrates. I want to thank the Community and the 3 Rivers Festival for supporting my photography and trusting me to create memories for you all. Can’t wait to see you all at the festival in November.” Huge thank you to Lena-Jean for capturing all of the special moments of the Three Rivers Festival and supporting our community gathering! 👏🏾🙌🏾 #photography#festivals#yortayorta#shepparton#moama#nsw
Exclusive to bus ticket holders only! @brickybjones is an emerging indigenous hip hop/spoken word artist from the Goulburn Valley area in Shepparton. A proud Yorta Yorta man his music and poetry is a reflection of his reality and the struggles of his people and community. Over the years Bricky B has performed at multi-cultural music festivals such as Winton Wetlands Converge on the Goulburn and many other events in his local area. After entering a fast track talent show in 2015 Bricky B walked away with best original song writing award and just recently finished his first mixtape, titled ‘MULANA’, which means SPiRit in the native tounge of his people..
Performing at our 5th Annual 3 Rivers concert is emerging local singer Madi Colville, a young & talented musician who’s experiences include performing at the Junior Academy of the Country Music Association of Australia in Tamworth. Madi has also performed at the Echuca/Moama Winter Blues Festival. Madi’s music is inspired by people she admires and looks up to such as: Archie Walker (Grandfather, Yorta Yorta Elder), Benny Walker (Award winning artist), and Uncle Rob Walker (Guitarist ) who taught Madi to play guitar; these family members, along with all her extended family have encouraged her to do her best in music!! 🙌🏾👏🏾 #3riversfestival#yortayorta#music#country#tamworth#moama#koorie#aboriginal#echuca#countrymusic#nswtourism#tourism#australia
A quick pic tonight before heading to dinner with Uncle Boydie and Dad, behind Uncle is a big portrait that sits proudly on @sam_shepparton is of Uncle Dan Cooper who died at war, he looks over the statue of his father and Uncle Boydie’s grandfather- Uncle William Cooper. So proud to share a blood line with these strong Yorta Yorta men and lucky to be able to sit with Unk and hear about our family, his memory of cumerra and the walk off, of our Wollithica clan and ‘the mother to us all’ granny Kitty. Glad to have more time with family now, lots of catch up to do with work/life balance. 🌿💛🌿💛🌿 #shepplife#YortaYorta
I painted Giriwa (Goanna) last year and I am finally letting it go.
Giriwa is framed 958mm x 473mm.
I will provide it with a certificate of authenticity.
Please inbox if you are interested.
So I’m heading out to Europe for a little bit to share my Aboriginal culture and maybe even sing a couple of songs. I’ll be back real soon, but while I’m away, PLEASE keep the love for “Rain” going. Continue downloading, and listening to Triple M radio, particularly @jane_l_kennedy and @mickmolloy66 on @kennedymolloy which is broadcast all over Australia, to hear the song. And remember, every dollar you spend downloading the track goes to help our farmers!! #buyabale#darlow#yidaki#helpingourmates#yortayorta https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/rain-feat-scott-darlow-sarah-mcleod-adam-brand-jack/1435744863
🌳 The gorgeous bush up in Yorta-Yorta Country ~ I am so blessed to be friends with a beautiful elder who has taken me on tours of these lands... Can't wait to get back out there once the weather officially turns! 🙏🌳🌏💜
#Repost @willfcooper (@get_repost)
Very excited to share!! Big thanks to @danmegson and @movementmark for the opportunity to continue my advocacy work, especially through the health and fitness field By being part of @wod_out Stay tuned Canberra 😀 👊🏽 #Repost @wod_out with @get_repost
WODOUT would like to introduce our very first official ambassador. Please welcome @willfcooper to the family.
Will is a proud Gay Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta man, he is an advocate of Indigenous and LGBTI rights, visibility and inclusion and is passionate about health and well-being.
Weighing 128kg at his heaviest, Will has been on a decade long fitness journey that has seen him spend 6 years in CrossFit, dabble in Strongman and currently pursuing powerlifting. Will is passionate about the message of WODOUT as he knows the benefits and importance of creating a safe space, creating opportunities to break down stereotypes and an environment which is inclusive and allows people to be their whole selves. He understands how important this is to people’s entire health and well-being. .
Will is an OG, he has been a member of our community since the very first event event. He travelled down from Canberra to attend and has been to every event since. From the first event will has been knocking on the door wanting to bring WODOUT to the lgbt+ Ally community in Canberra and we are please to now have him on board. .
CANBERRA YOU FIRST EVENT IS COMING STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS.
New interactive image: I recently changed over the installation at Harris Farm Markets in Potts Point to feature a selection of cartons from the Greater Shepparton Region, in Yorta Yorta country. The cartons were collected on a visit to the region for the Shepparton Festival in 2017, where I had the opportunity to visit farmers, and in some cases have a chat. There is now an interactive image at cartonography.com/curate where you can see the cartons' catalogue record and also hear some of the conversations. This 'image map' technique will also be used to provide background for an installation of cartons at Cairns Art Gallery in November, so feedback is greatly appreciated :)
Wow just had a great morning walking in Barmah through what is the oldest River Red Gum forest in the world. Love your country @yortayortadorta Belinda Briggs and thanks again for everything #yortayorta#barmah#riverredgum