Gwenda Stanley

Gwenda Stanley belongs to the mighty tribe of “Corben Gomeroi” in Moree from the black soil plains of North Western NSW; she also has ancestry in Queensland from the Wakka Wakka tribe through both her maternal and paternal family. Her Grandfather King Billy Wightman was King of the “Dareel” and “Galmarra” tribes and was the song man in the last Corroboree held at Kunopia in the 1930’s. Gwenda grew up in a tin humpy on the Gwydir River (NSW) until the council forced her to move to Stanley Village, like her fore Fathers and Mothers she is a proud Mission girl, Gwenda moved to Sydney at 17 years of age, she spent ten years living in western Sydney then returned home and currently resides on TOP CAMP with her kin and kinship clans. Gwenda is supported by her Elders and Moree Plains Shire Council, from the age of 14 she has been sharing , learning and continuing her unique and rich “Gomeroi” and “Wakka Wakka” Heritage and Culture throughout Australia, educating entertaining and welcoming many dignitaries and school students and tourists from around the world.

RESUME WITH DESCENDANCE AND JOSE CALARCO

1998 – 2012

Descendance, Corporate, Tourism, Conventions.

2011

Descendance Tour of Qatar for the Asian Football Cup.

2006 – 2009

Young Australia Workshops (School performances Australia wide).

2003

World Rugby Cup Sydney Olympic Park.

2001

Official Welcome Canadian Para Olympians.

2000

Official Welcome of Canadian Olympians.

1999 – 2003

School performance Australia wide & Nth Island NZ.

1994 – 2009

Mirii Aboriginal Dancers – Artist, Cultural Consultant.

1994 – 2009

Parramatta City Council.

1996 – 2007

Holroyd City Council.

1993

Miss Australia Contestant -1993 Year of Indigenous People.

1991- 1994

Gamilaroi Arts & Dance Troupe.

1991

Yurundial Aboriginal Corporation – Moree Model and dancer.