Tarimi Nulay – Gawura celebrates 10 Years

14 December, 2017

Our 132nd Evening of Celebration and Prize-giving, on Tuesday 5 December, Town Hall, celebrated the achievements of our students throughout 2017, thanked and fare-welled staff, inducted high-achieving Andreans and Old Andreans into the Hall of Honour; and last but not least treated guests to a magnificent performance of Tarimi Nulay, written and composed by Gawura Ambassador and Indigenous Opera singer, Deborah Cheetham AO which had been commissioned by Gawura to celebrate and honour the 10th Anniversary of the school! Performed by the Chamber Orchestra and Combined Choir together with our very talented Gawura students.

You can listen to the beautiful performance here

Words:

This song is our connection to a land of ancient wisdom
and the history of a people who have been here all along
If you listen I will tell you what I’ve learned about this country
and I’ll help you sing so we can all belong

For the longest time you have lived your culture in your dance and in your song
and the same is true for today and tomorrow it’s our way to know, it’s our way to belong

The beauty of this country surrounds us every moment
and the path to understanding is a path that we can share
If you listen to the knowledge that was here from the beginning
you will find a strength you never knew was there

For the longest time you have lived your culture in your dance and in your song
Gadigal: Tarimi nulay, ngalawa yura garabara bara ya, yagu barabugu
and the same is true for today and tomorrow it’s our way to know, it’s our way to belong
Tarimi nulay, ngalawa yura ngyiningi ngara, ngyiningi berong to belong

Tarimi Nulay by Deborah Cheetham AO and Matthew Doyle; Commissioned by Gawura to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the school.


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