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April 2019


April 15
Hobart Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia

344 nautical miles to Narrm/Melbourne - around 15 days sail. Some boats joining the flotilla are coming up from lutruwita/Tasmania, launching from nipaluna/Hobart. They are sailing on the east coast via Maria Island, Freycinet Peninsula and Flinders Island, then crossing the Bass Strait to join the launch in Narrm/Melbourne. lutruwita is a beautiful island to the south of mainland Australia with many stories of struggle - of Indigenous population fighting for the recognition of their existence against a common myth…

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Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time – Film Screening

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11a Hope St, 11a Hope St
Brunwick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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PREDATOR FILMS presents: CHAUKA https://vimeo.com/ondemand/chauka/262990579 Shot clandestine with a mobile phone at Manus detention centre. PLUS, the launch of Darcy Gladwin’s second feature "FOOLS GOLD" – a hybrid doco/drama exploring Organised Crime, centred on his hostage experience with Jewellery Con-men in India 8 years ago ... As well as being humanistic and creative cultural workers, filmmakers are often disparaged as predatory, PREDATOR FILMS owns it and is named using a strategy of reverse psychology. Surreal local indie film GODPLEX (the…

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Make Art Not War: ROCK THE BOAT

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Siteworks, 33 Saxon St
Brunwick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Make Art Not War collective presents ROCK THE BOAT in support of Sail4Justice and hosted at the wonderful Siteworks. A fabulous day of Art, Music, Poetry, Projections, Food, Drink Market Stalls, Workshops and much more in Solidarity with the community on Manus Island. All proceeds to Sail4Justice. Line-up: MAIN STAGE Music: Accidental Bedfellows The Rotary Hoes Amy Bodossian Rose Turtle R{{OY Gabriella Georges Alice Night And more TBC The beautiful sounds of eclectic and accomplished acoustic artists from across our…

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May 2019

Sail4Justice Launch and Paddle out – Narrm Melbourne

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St Kilda Beach, St Kilda Beach
St Kilda, Victoria Australia
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Sail4Justice Launch and Paddle out - St Kilda Beach, Bunurong Country MANUS HERE WE COME! Join us for sailing, music and ceromony. Paddle out or join us for a day sail from St Kilda to Sandringham. BYO flotation devices 🙂 Starts @ 10am Original Nations Passport ceremony @ 11am BBQ/yarn @ 12pm Music @ 1pm Paddle out/Launch @ 2pm More music @ 3pm to 4pm This event takes place on stolen territory of the Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation.…

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Boats Not Borders VOL II

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - May 12 @ 4:00 am
Brunswick Warehouse VIC 3056 Australia

< This event takes place on stolen territory of Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. Sovereingty never ceded. Always was and always will be. > The Sail4Justice Launch and Paddle out - Narrm is on 4th of May, kicking off the massive journey to Manus Island. All proceeds from this party will go to Sail4Justice. Info below. Minimum 2 stages, Featuring music from: -> V https://www.vlovescats.bandcamp.com/ -> COMMONS -> Pala HC http://palaskramz.bandcamp.com -> Dead Root deadroot.bandcamp.com -> Mista Monk ->…

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Arriving in Sydney, Gadigal Country

May 15
Sydney, Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney, New South Wales Australia
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(See for original names of so-called Sydney area) 447 nautical miles to Meanjin/Brisbane Ka-may (Botany Bay) was the place of arrival of the British and the beginning of genocide, land theft and colonisation of Australia. It is currently the most populated city with high number of Aboriginal people and a diversity of cultures. Just north of Sydney is Mulubinba/Newcastle, the home to the world's largest coal port, crucial to the Australia's exports of fossil fuels, contributing to the worldwide climate…

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Sail 4 Justice Warrang (Sydney) Election Day Action

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lavender Bay Jetty Lavender Bay, New South Wales Australia + Google Map

When our politicians have failed us at every level; when we know that our votes will do little; when bipartisan cruelty, greed and fearmongering have become commonplace, no longer newsworthy; and when we are running out of time to bring humanity back from the brink... what do we do?!? We take to the seas! Come down to the Lavender Bay Jetty to support some of the crews who are on their way up the east coast.

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May 28
Brisbane Brisbane, Queensland Australia + Google Map

801 nautical miles to Gimuy/Cairns Before colonisation Meanjin/Brisbane was home to Jagera people for thousands and thousands of years. Since 2012 the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy has been a site of Indigenous resistance and ceremony. On our way to Gimuy/Cairns we will be sailing past the Great Barrier Reef and the Galilee Basin, which are threatened by the proposed Adani mine. Stop Adani!

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July 2019

FNQ Gimuy Sail4Justice Campaign Fundraiser Party

July 5 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wharf One Cafe, Wharf Street
Cairns, QLD Australia
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  Join us for a deadly gig to send us off on our journey to Manus launching the flotilla from Gimuy the following weekend 14th of July. Great live music, DJs, films, talks and food by the water at Wharf One Cafe. July 5th 4pm till 10pm! Featuring: Naomi Wenitong (Last Kinection) Tri Westpa (West Papua) Porobibi (West Papua) MC Izzy (Combat Wombat) Djinnah Zouk Music (Congo) Disun Future (Uganda) Tropical Fyah Sister Liberty Hoolia Faux MO Filipino Traditional Dancer…

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August 2019

Gimuy/Cairns Launch

August 3
Cairns Cairns, Queensland Australia + Google Map

485 nautical miles to Samarai Island, Papua New Guinea -  around 5 days sail out of Australia Prior to the occupation Gimuy/Cairns was home to Gimuy Walubara Yidinji people. One of the main things in the area that people from all over the world come to see is Great Barrier Reef - world's largest iconic coral reef system that's a World Heritage Site since 1981. Unfortunately, climate change and raising ocean temperatures have a detrimental effect on the health of…

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ailan/Island Samarai

August 10
Samarai Island Papua New Guinea + Google Map

391 nautical miles to Rabaul Samarai is an island off the south-eastern tip of New Guinea. In the 19th century it came under British rule, including under the authority of so-called "Commonwealth of Australia". New Guinea was inhabited by its Indigenous population for at least 60 thousand years before colonisation. Currently it is artificially divided into Papua New Guinea and West Papua (under Indonesian occupation). "Sorong Samarai, one people, one soul, one destiny" is a chorus in a song by Papua…

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August 19
Rabaul Papua New Guinea + Google Map

328 nautical miles to Manus Island Rabaul is a city on the island of so-called New Britain, north-east of Papua New Guinea. The island has diverse Indigenous population, including Tolai and Baining peoples. It was colonised by both Germany and later Britain. The city suffered a large scale destruction from the heavy ashfall following the eruption of Tavurvur and Vulcan volcanoes in 1994. Only some 50km to the north of Rabaul is the site of the Solwara 1 Project -…

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