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Cultural heritage (traditional)

The Whitsunday Islands and Airlie Beach Sea, Sky, and Land are Country to the Ngaro People who also share close connections through bloodlines, culture, and Country with the Gia and Juru Peoples.  
Due to colonialism, significant traditional knowledge and connection to (sea, sky, and land) Country has been lost. Fortunately, the people are strong and enduring. Recently, Ngaro Traditional Owners have started the process of bringing previously lost or unshared songs and stories to the wider community. One song, which is about whales, has lyrics but the music and rhythm has been lost. Traditional Owners are in the process of considering re-writing the music and continuing the tradition of passing knowledge on to the next generation through song.