The Mornington Island Dancers are an important part of Mornington’s cultural identity, celebrating Indigenous culture through traditional dance and song.
Mornington Island is approximately 125km north of Burketown and 444km north of Mount Isa. It is the largest island within the Wellesley island group. It is the traditional country of the Lardil people, who have occupied the land for over 10,000 years.
Since their first public performance at the official opening of the Sydney Opera House in 1973, the Mornington Island Dancers have conducted more than 20 overseas tours including performances in Italy, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the United States, United Kingdom, India & Sweden to name a few.