Roma's celebration of Indigenous culture

Bamba Gii Festival offers a packed program of entertainment and cultural experiences.

Locals and visitors are invited to immerse themselves in Indigenous culture at the Bamba Gii Festival in Roma.

The festival on 25 September celebrates the Southern Queensland Indigenous Cultural Trail and the Mandandanji, Gunggari, Kamilaroi, Bidjara, Kunja, Kooma, Mardigan, Kullilli and Budjiti people.
Festivalgoers will have the opportunity to meet some of these people, hear their stories and experience their culture.

Highlights will include performances by Busby Marou and Lloyd Saunders, a cooking demonstration by Chris Jordan, Indigenous markets, storytelling, art exhibitions and workshops. 

Workshop subjects include traditional dance, earth healing, language, basket weaving and art.

Bookings are required for some workshops.

Festival tickets are $15 and children under 12 are admitted free of charge.

The South West Indigenous Cultural Trail is supported by the Surat Aboriginal Corporation, University of Southern Queensland Community Futures team and representatives of communities on the trail. 

The trail aims to record and interpret the heritage of the local Indigenous communities.

Looping from Dirranbandi to St George and Surat, to Roma, Mitchell and Charleville, then through Cunnamulla back to St George, the trail comprises many different cultural heritage sites across the seven towns which hold significant meaning to the local Indigenous people.