The township of Laura is the central meeting place for people from the Cape York, as well as being home to Australia’s most significant collection of rock art, it hosts another internationally recognised celebration of Aboriginal culture, the Laura Quinkan Dance Festival.
The dance festival grounds at Laura occupy the site of a very old, traditional Bora ground. It’s a respected and sacred site. Here, people from about 20 different communities located across the Cape York Peninsula come together to celebrate with music, dance, singing and cultural performances.
It’s a place and event where families meet new and old family members and exchange, rejuvenate and pass on knowledge and history.