Topic: Bungaree Indigenous Performance Group

Connection to land and sea celebrated

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robinson (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Bevan Smith from the Wiradjuri Echoes plays the Didgeridoo during the 2015 NAIDOC Week commemorative service held at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.  (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Bevan Smith from the Wiradjuri Echoes plays the Didgeridoo during the 2015 NAIDOC Week commemorative service held at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Defence members and public servants came together at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on 8 July to commemorate the service and sacrifice of indigenous veterans.

Honouring Bungaree

Published on by WO John O’Brien (author), AB Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

(l-r) Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaleb Cohen, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Alan Lucas and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Arthur Bagie are part of the 'Bungaree' Performance Group at the opening ceremony of the Bungaree’s Farm art exhibition at Georges Heights, Sydney.


 (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

(l-r) Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaleb Cohen, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Alan Lucas and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Arthur Bagie are part of the 'Bungaree' Performance Group at the opening ceremony of the Bungaree’s Farm art exhibition at Georges Heights, Sydney.

On 30 January the Navy Indigenous Performance Group 'Bungaree' was the centre of attention, performing a variety of dance routines at the official opening by Mosman Council of an exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Bungaree's Farm at the Camouflage fuel tanks, Mosman, New South Wales.

Australia Day 2015 Honours - Diversity recognised

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: Mrs Lauren Larking)

Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Chief of Navy's Strategic Adviser on Indigenous Cultural Affairs, Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale, said being awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal in the Australia Day Honours List was a great honour and not one he would take lightly.

Defence depart Albany

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

A family waves good bye to HMAS Arunta as the ship exits the Atatürk Channel at the conclusion of the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

A family waves good bye to HMAS Arunta as the ship exits the Atatürk Channel at the conclusion of the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.

In the deep waters south of Albany, Australian, New Zealand and Japanese surface and air units will attempt to locate, identify and isolate a submarine as commemoration is replaced by warfare in the Southern Ocean.

Bungaree covers 'the place of rain'

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

The Indigenous Performance Troupe, Bungaree, perform at the Community Concert as part of the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

The Indigenous Performance Troupe, Bungaree, perform at the Community Concert as part of the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.

The Royal Australian Navy Indigenous Performance Group, Bungaree, proudly entertained visitors in their traditional energetic style at different venues throughout the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.

Twenty three Indigenous Australians graduate from the first Navy-run Defence Indigenous Development Program

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

The graduates of the first Navy-led Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP) celebrate by throwing their caps in the air at the end of their graduation ceremony, held at HMAS Cairns, Qld. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

The graduates of the first Navy-led Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP) celebrate by throwing their caps in the air at the end of their graduation ceremony, held at HMAS Cairns, Qld.

Twenty three young men and women Navy recruits graduated from the Defence Indigenous Development Program North Queensland at a ceremony held at HMAS Cairns earlier this week.

Indigenous performers 'proud to be Navy' at NAIDOC Awards

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The Royal Australian Navy's Indigenous Performance Troop, Bungaree, performing for guests at the 2014 National NAIDOC Awards, held at the Gold Coast on 11 July 2014. Image by Event Photos Australia. (photo: Pat Brunet/Event Photos Australia)

The Royal Australian Navy's Indigenous Performance Troop, Bungaree, performing for guests at the 2014 National NAIDOC Awards, held at the Gold Coast on 11 July 2014. Image by Event Photos Australia.

Navy’s Indigenous Performance Group Bungaree, was once again centre stage when it proudly performed before 1,200 guests at the 2014 National NAIDOC Awards, held recently at the Gold Coast, to recognise the outstanding contribution of Indigenous Australians.

NAIDOC Week honoured at Australian War Memorial

Published on by CPL Aaron Curran (author), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

The Catafalque Party in position around the Armistice Stone at the Western Entrance of the Australian War Memorial.  (photo: Lauren Larking)

The Catafalque Party in position around the Armistice Stone at the Western Entrance of the Australian War Memorial.

Past and present members of the Australian Defence Force came together at the Australian War Memorial on 9 July to honour Indigenous personnel who have served and fought in 'Defence of Country' - the theme for this year’s NAIDOC celebrations.

New Chief of Navy takes command

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), Mr Steve Dent (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN takes the salute for the last time as Chief of Navy. (photo: Steve Dent)

Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN takes the salute for the last time as Chief of Navy.

Over 500 Royal Australian Navy personnel farewelled the outgoing Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs and welcomed their new leader Vice Admiral Tim Barrett in an official ceremony at Sir Thomas Blamey Square in Canberra today.

Torres Straits doctor enjoying Navy career

Published on by LCDR Tracey Bellerby (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

HMAS Darwin's Medical Officer, Lieutenant Beimop Tapim, RAN, conducts a medical check of a member of ship's company. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Darwin's Medical Officer, Lieutenant Beimop Tapim, RAN, conducts a medical check of a member of ship's company.

At the age of 18, Lieutenant Beimop ‘BJ’ Tapim joined the Royal Australian Navy from Mer Island, Torres Straits as a Medical Assistant. He followed in the footsteps of his parents both of whom served with the Navy.