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2000 Sydney Olympic Games Opening
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Nicky Webster and a man from Bangarra Dance Company came up from behind the ladies into the centre of the stadium. There were lots of people taking photos. There were also men and women from Yirrkala community and Pacific nations such as New Zealand. You can see Cathy Freeman lighting the Olympic flame.
Eunice Yunurupa Porter and Jean Inyalanka Burke
Two hundred women from Central Australia performed in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.
Eunice Yunurupa Porter, born 1948 at Wirrkural, near Warburton, Yiparrka skin group
Jean Inyalanka Burke, 1945–2012, born at Arnumarapirti, near Irrunytju (Wingellina)