Winter Whale Fest – Kondoli Cultural Walk
Ngudi Arndu Kondoli (Welcome). The Kondoli Story (Whale Man Dreaming) is sacred to the Ngarrindjeri, it explains how the people were given fire and why the whale continues to be central to the Ngarrindjeri connection to land, waters and cosmology. Join this experience to hear Ngarrindjeri Dreaming stories, learn about connection to country and the traditional ecology practiced by the Ngarrindjeri people. This experiences offers you the opportunity to experiences the Winter Whale Fest from a First Nations perspective.
The Winter Whale Fest is a month-long festival celebrating the arrival of the Southern Right Whales on the Fleurieu Peninsula. It is an opportunity to share in the passion the Victor Harbor and Fleurieu community has for the protection and preservation of our coastal landscapes and marine environment.
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What to expect
We invite you to experience the Nurrunderi story of creation with a local Ngarrindjeri guide Mark Koolmatrie as he shares these important story lines with you on a 45 minute guided walk. Ngarrindjeri people have a strong connection with the whale.
Come for a walk across the waters from Pultang, Victor Harbor to Kaike-Granite Island you’re your Ngarrindjeri guide and learn of the connection to Kondoli, the whale.
Ngurunderi statue, located at the beginning of The Causeway to Granite Island
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YOUR EXPERIENCE PROVIDER
Kool Tours offers coastal, scenic and cultural experiences in the Fleurieu Peninsula region just forty minutes South of Adelaide, South Australia.
Join a memorable experience with original inhabitants of the Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island. Kool Tours bring the ways of the ancient into a new world to allow visitors to experience a day in the life of the traditional custodians of this area.
Kool Tours comprises local Indigenous peoples, who have a range of various experiences and knowledge and who are willing to guide you through the eyes of the old ways.
Mark Koolmatrie is the original Tribal man of southern South Australia, also referred to as a ‘Munkanboli’, a clever person who is a man of wisdom and knowledge.
Mark has used his knowledge that has been passed down by his ancestors over thousands and of years to ensure culture is strong and alive. Mark’s origin is from the Kukabrak Tribes of southern South Australia and like many changes they are now referred to as Ngarrindjeri. The Ngarrindjeri Nation is made up of 18 Tribes or family groupings known as Lakinyeri.
Mark’s family is of the Ramindjeri, Yaralde, Meintangk, Warki and Tangani Kukabrak tribes. He speaks for and belongs to other families of the Coorong region, the lower lakes of southern South Australia, the Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island and all their lands, waters and cosmology.