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21 Mar 2022
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Gosford Rotary club holds fundraiser for Mingaletta

The Rotary Club of Gosford City is partnering with Umina's Mingaletta Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation to present a book launch for Ms Dianne O'Brien's memoir "Daughter of the River Country" on Wednesday, April 6.

The fundraiser for Mingaletta will feature Ms O'Brien, Aunty Di to many, in conversation with local aboriginal woman Ms Bobbi Murray talking about themes central to her story and so many other elders across Australia.

Gosford City Rotary club president Mr Paul Jones said "We feel very fortunate to be hosting Aunty Di, a respected Yorta Yorta elder and the chairperson of Mingaletta corporation.

"Funds raised will go to support vital programs connecting young, local aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to culture.

"A number of leading Central Coast aboriginal artists have supported this event with generous donations of their work which will be available for purchase and auction on the night.

"We thank and acknowledge them for their wonderful support," Mr Jones said.

"The event will be held in luxurious surroundings of the Entertainment Grounds in Gosford and drinks will be available for purchase on the night."

Mr Jones said: "Gosford City is collaborating with our friends from Woy Woy branch of the Country Women's Association to provide a sumptuous dessert in addition to the fantastic catering at the Entertainment Grounds."

The event will be held from 6pm on Wednesday, April 6.

"It will be a great night."

Mr Jones said Mingaletta had a proud history of providing wonderful community-building programs on the smell of an oily rag.

Ms O'Brien said "We do our best with the funds we have.

"Our programs are about strengthening our community and highlighting the role our elders play in the development of younger generations.

"The upcoming event with Rotary will provide much needed funds to support existing programs and help us to reach a broader audience.

"I encourage everyone to come along and support us."

Tickets are available from the Rotary club's website at

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