Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal Dance Troupe

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Watch the ancient dreamtime stories unfold before your eyes, listen to the beat of didgeridoo, one of the oldest musical instruments in the world with the spectacular dance of the dreamtime stories.

The Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal Dancers have been in existence for 10 years travelling the world extensively showcasing Traditional Aboriginal culture through song & dance and other various forms of culture.

The dance troupe has toured France, Greece, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Korea, New Zealand and Holland to name a few. The troupe has performed for the Queen at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) at Coolum Queensland and during the Olympic Games 1988 in Sydney for the Prince and Princes of Belgium. 

Nunukul Yuggera has a wealth of experience performing at Citizenship Ceremonies, Departmental Heads of Government at International, National and Local levels including tourist venues (Mirrabooka Aboriginal Cultural Experience) and as part of ARC Dreaming in traditional/ contemporary theatre performance both locally and on the world stage.
Nunukul Yuggera offer a Number of Cultural Experiences. Depending on your venue and requirements, the troupe can offer the following cultural experiences:

Traditional Welcome to Country

Traditional Song and Dance - Decedents of the Nunukul Yuggera Yugimbir and Nugi tribes perform indigenous stories and dance skills passed on for thousands of years

Didgeridoo and Clap Sticks - Aboriginal musicians demonstrate the use of traditional indigenous instruments and encourage visitors to try them

Traditional Primitive Fire Starting - Lighting a camp-fire demonstration during dance 

Indigenous Aboriginal Educational Talks - Talks offer an insight into aboriginal life and history of our ancient land

Traditional Aboriginal Art / Artifacts and Displays - Aboriginal artist demonstrate modern adaptations of traditional methods and encourage hands on participation by visitors

Local Bush Tucker Tasting - Selected traditional Aboriginal food from the region

Private Functions, Conferences and Events 


Holland Tour Feb 2006
Performed in seven different cities around Holland. The performance includes traditional song and dance including     contemporary jazz/classical music. A theatre production called Arc Dreaming.

Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay 2006
Brisbane, King George Square

Australasian Firefighter Championship 2005
Gala Dinner @ Jupiter’s Casino opening performance

Ipswich Indigenous Working Party Community Award 2005
For Excellence in Outstanding Contribution to Aboriginal Culture

Premier Reconciliation Awards for Business in two categories – 2005
Nunukul Yuggera won Encouragement Award in Employment and Emerging Business categories.

International Tattoo 2005
Nunukul Yuggera  have performed at the International Tattoo at Ipswich for three years running.

Greece Pre Olympic Sacred Music and Dance Festival 2004
International Tour of Greece. 37 countries represented as a lead up to the Olympic Games in Athens Greece. 
Performed at venues around Greece including Volos, Kalamata, Acropollus and Olympia. Nunukul Yuggera were rated in the top three performers in the world.

100 Years Centenary of Ipswich – Dec 2004
 Ipswich City Celebrating their 100th year. We play a major role in the Celebration as we were able to invite several    surrounding tribal groups and also Walpri Women from the Northern Territory to perform their traditional song and      dance.
New Zealand 2004
International Sister City Sports and Cultural Exchange 2003 Touch Football Aust V NZ

Saudi Arabia 2004
Oz Company 2003, International Australian Company Opening Dubai, Saudi Arabia.

Tiawan 2004
Brisbane Sister City Kaoschung Lantern Festival in Taiwan, Koaschung.
Korea 2004
Brisbane Sister City Deajon Lantern Festival Deajon, Korea.

South East Queensland NAIDOC AWARD 2004
Won the Distinguished Service Award – Performing Arts.

CHOGM 2002
Opening Ceremony – Coolum Sunshine Coast

France/Italy Tour 2002
Euro Festival of Flowers and other venues.

World Vetren Games 2001


Olympic Torch Relay – Limestone Park Ipswich 2000
Sydney Olympics @ numerous Venues including Prince and Princess of Belgium 2000
Woodford Folk Festival 2001-2002
NAIDOC Traditional/Contemporary Performance Brisbane City Hall 2004
NAIDOC @ numerous venues
National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day
Brisbane City – Citizenship Awards
Ipswich City – Citizenship Awards
Inaugural Flag Raising Ceremony for Premier of Queensland – Peter Beattie 2003
Government and Private Functions and Conferences
Queensland International/Student Services
Queensland University St. Lucia
Griffith University, Nathan
Redlands Shire Council 
Brisbane City Council
Ipswich City Council
State and Private Schools


If you would like more information, or would like to book Nunukul Yuggera, please contact us.



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