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Mattara Festival of Newcastle

Published 24th May, 2019 in Festivals and Celebrations
  • Location

    99 Cowper Street
    Wallsend NSW 2287

  • Date

    5th October 2019 to 13th October 2019

  • Time

    10:00am to 5:00pm

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Mattara - Festival of Newcastle is a celebration of, and by the people of Newcastle and the Hunter, through a diverse range of skills and performances, at the picturesque Newcastle Foreshore. Dance, theatre, sculpture, art, food, music, and environmental awareness are all on display in a fun atmosphere.

The word Mattara, meaning hand, was inspired by the language of the Awabakal Aboriginal Dialect used by former natives of the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas. Mattara was selected as the title for the festival, denoting the hand of friendship that Newcastle extends to visitors as well as the City's hand of industry.

Thousands of people attend the festival annually, carrying the festive spirit throughout the entire duration of Mattara.

Event Location

99 Cowper Street
Wallsend NSW 2287

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