Last month, Rulku Lodge helped support the Milingimbi Festival by providing accommodation for the festival goers. The good news is that the Lodge was fully booked for the duration of the festival and the team are very happy and proud to all guests.

The Lodge’s Supervisor, Josephine Baker also featured on ARDS Yolngu Radio alongside Ben Grimes, the CEO of ARDS. Jo interviewed a range of people from community members to visitors of Milingimbi. Not only did she present on the radio in Milingimbi, but Jo also presented on Yolngu Radio in Ramingining for the Bak’Bididi festival. Thanks to the Milingimbi Rangers who were able to transport Jo via barge.

Jo interviewed all the performers that came off the stage after they played. “Wirringa Band (Lapulung’s Band) is always my favourite because I been growing up watching them. But my new upcoming favourite is the new Arafura Swamp Band from Ramo”. Jo said when asked who her favourites were.

Jo also said, “They had sung about the history of Mili and Ramo, and everything in between, they were fun and exciting”.

Rulku is very proud of Jo and for getting involved and assisting Yolngu Radio during both festivals. Next year will be 40 years of the Milingimbi Gattjirrk Festival and we are excited for what is to come. 

Thank you to ARDS for inviting Jo to present on the Radio!