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Premier's Award For Reconciliation

YUGAMBEH MUSEUM AND DREAMWORLD WIN THE PREMIER’S AWARD FOR RECONCILIATION

Townsville, Australia – Yugambeh Museum and Dreamworld are honoured to be awarded the 2014 Premier’s Reconciliation Award for Dreamworld Corroboree at tonight’s Queensland Reconciliation Awards in Townsville. Yugambeh Museum and Dreamworld have also been highly commended in the Partnership Category for Dreamworld Corroboree.

Rory O’Connor, Director of Yugambeh Museum says of the win, “The Dreamworld Corroboree project is aspirational and inspirational. It has created 17 Indigenous jobs and a pathway for future generations. Ardent Leisure and the Dreamworld Corroboree team have been a game changer for our community.”

Dreamworld was the first theme park in Australia to adopt a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which resulted in the partnership with Yugambeh Museum. Through this partnership and with the vision and support of the Directors of Ardent Leisure Group, the owner of Dreamworld, the concept for Australia’s first Indigenous inspired attraction within a major theme park was given life.

The project was officially declared open in February 2014, at a ceremony attended by Directors of Ardent Leisure Group and representatives from both the Queensland and Australian Federal Governments.

The creation of Dreamworld Corroboree took more than three years of collaboration between Yugambeh Museum and Dreamworld to collate and present the stories, as told by Elders and community storytellers, of 22 different Indigenous peoples from across Australia.

This partnership model is now widely promoted throughout the industry as a showcase in reconciliation to encourage other businesses to develop their own RAP.

Al Mucci, General Manager of Dreamworld Corroboree says, “Dreamworld Corroboree is authentic and meets the protocols of our first Australians, and it's through their gracious and sharing contributions that make Corroboree unique and the recipient of such an honorable award from the Queensland Premier.”

Dreamworld Corroboree is Dreamworld’s newest precinct and the experience is an interactive celebration of Indigenous culture and native Australian wildlife.

Yugambeh Museum and Dreamworld Corroboree are proud supporters of National Reconciliation Week and encourage you to ‘walk the talk’ - Tuesday May 27 to Tuesday June 3. Visit www.reconciliation.org.au for further information.

ENDS

For further information on the Queensland Reconciliation Awards, please visit www.qld.gov.au/reconciliation or contact Dreamworld PR:

Dreamworld & WhiteWater World Public Relations 
Phone +61 7 5588 1111, Fax +61 7 5588 1108 
Email: [email protected]


The Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre is keeping Yugambeh heritage alive in South East Queensland. In 2013, Yugambeh Museum created a mobile phone app that looks at new ways of saving and learning the Yugambeh Language. The Museum also assists Aboriginal youth with unemployment and training opportunities, and helps community members trace their own family stories. 

Dreamworld Corroboree is Dreamworld’s newest precinct and the experience is an interactive walk-through attraction celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, wildlife and stories. Guests are invited to personally engage with Indigenous Interpretation Officers and experience their culture through activities including face painting, fire-making, music-making, animal talks, weapons demonstrations and presentations.