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Filmmaker Toni Houston documents Eden Elder's dream of reuniting proficient gum leaf players

Amandine Ahrens
Updated May 26 2022 - 4:02pm, first published 4:00pm
Members of the Giiyong Gum Leaf Band Uncles Ossie Cruse, Ossie Stewart, Herb Patten, James Dungay and Wayne Thorpe gather round filmmakers Toni Houston and Kyle Wilson. Photo supplied
Members of the Giiyong Gum Leaf Band Uncles Ossie Cruse, Ossie Stewart, Herb Patten, James Dungay and Wayne Thorpe gather round filmmakers Toni Houston and Kyle Wilson. Photo supplied

One of the key features of the 2022 Giiyong Festival was the Giiyong Gum Leaf Band performance - a dream Eden Elder Ossie Cruse had long wanted to realise.

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Amandine Ahrens

Amandine Ahrens

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I've grown up in the Bega Valley and I'm a regional daily news reporter on the Far South Coast of NSW. Got a story? Get in touch: 0436 426 843 or email amandine.ahrens@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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