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Check out our NITV live blog of #Garma, showing the behind the scenes over the course of the festival
By
Sophie Verass

29 Jul 2016 - 3:30 PM  UPDATED 30 Jul 2016 - 9:58 AM

Loads of NITV staff are on the ground at Garma 2016 on Gumatj land, so we're able to cover all the action from TV broadcasts to breaking news, to all the fun stuff in between. 

Here's what's been happening pre-kick off... 

 

Setting up

The stage builds for upon the red Earth

 

Camp out

One of the many volunteers making sure the whopping 2,500 visitors have somewhere to sleep at Garma this weekend.

 

NITV News Broadcast

Picking a location for our live nightly news cross isn't easy when you are so spoilt for choices. 

 

Volunteer efforts

Every tent needs a blow up mattress ... All 2,500 of them. Thanks Garma Volunteers!

 

Weaving women

Some of the NITV team were lucky enough to share in the knowledge of the local ladies today

 

Youth participation

Students from all around Australia join the Garma Festival for a learning on country experience. This shared mural was created on Friday 29th July.

Just as important as the political and community leaders' discussions, Garma hosts a Youth Forum where young future leaders share ideas and gain knowledge from one another.

 

 

Ceremony

Local Yolgnu lead the Garma 2016 welcome ceremony. Thank you for having us on your country!

The smells and sounds filling the Gulkala site are strong and rich in culture as the Bungul kicks off on Friday afternoon at Garma

 

Stay tuned! We'll be updating content as we get more shots of Garma 2016...


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