Churaki, a Goodjingburra man, performed the first documented act of lifesaving on the Gold Coast in 1911. This was one of many daring rescues he carried out in the early 1900s as the surf bathing craze took hold. A heroic story, largely unknown, The Spirit of Churaki honours a rich lineage of saltwater people, a spirit of generosity, a deep connection to country and cultural obligation.
Starting an extraordinary line-up of legendary Australian musicians under the musical direction of Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes) and cultural collaborator Kyle Slabb (Banaam). This production is a musical collaboration united by the spirit of the surf.
An epic music production inspired by the story of Churaki, an Aboriginal man heralded as the Gold Coast’s first surf lifesaver.
Presented as a night of entertainment, The Spirit of Churaki rides the perfect wave between traditional ceremony, the ancient sounds of Aboriginal language and compelling music theatre, closing with a cyclonic set by Australian surf rock legends, The Break. (starring Rob Hirst, Jim Moginie, Martin Rotsey of Midnight Oil, Jack Howard of Hunters & Collectors and Brian Ritchie of Violent Femmes.)
Catch The Spirit of Churaki at Home of the Arts on May 26. Our Surfers Paradise Family Apartments are just minutes away from Home of the Arts.
We have a selection of apartments. The two bedroom apartment has a split level floor plan so it feels spacious. It includes a fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable living and dining area, a master bedroom, an ensuite bathroom, a second bedroom, second bathroom, large balconies and more. The apartment cannot exceed five guests in total.
We also have one bedroom apartments which are suitable for two guests. The apartment amenities include television, full kitchen facilities, a microwave, internet access (charges apply), laundry facilities, Foxtel, a spa bath and many more. Take a break and enjoy a dip in our spa bath.
For booking information, please visit http://surfersmayfair.etourism.net.au
Image Source : The Spirit of Churaki