‘pulingina – welcome’ to Junction Arts Festival, September 2022
The Junction Arts Festival, which is held annually in September in Launceston on Kanamaluka/River Tamar, featured some wonderful palawa kani signage this year.
The festival was opened with a Welcome to Country in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines and talented kanaplila (dance) performance.
Look at this large four-metre ‘pulingina’ (welcome) pop-up sign at the entrance!
There were also signs for Festival Hub locations such as lukana (drink), kipli (food), krakani (rest) and kanaplila (dance).