Manta Milmilpa (Sacred Ground)

Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon
14 May $35

Manta Milmilpa (Sacred Ground)

Manta Milmilpa means Sacred Ground in Pitjantjatjara and refers to the sacredness of the land where the dead are buried.

Robert K Champion gives the past and present a voice, shedding light on the nation’s truth with stories and songs from his homelands and onward journey to Narrm (Melbourne).

With haunting guitar, he awakens the untold tales of injustices and violence against Blak peoples.

A Gubrun, Kokatha and Mirning man, Robert is a legendary guitarist and a singer-songwriter who spends time using music and songwriting to connect with audiences and communities.

Robert’s intense content can stir the spirit, and the performance ends with a ceremony to cleanse and drift back into the present moment.

Champion is a storyteller who wants to share his tales and has developed them so that they can be heard and understood.
Sophie Hamley, Sunburnt Country Music

Dates & Times

  • Fri 14 May 6pm

Runtime: 1 hr


  • Adult $35
  • Concession $25

Transaction fees may apply

Key Artists

Robert K Champion (Gubrun, Kokatha, Mirning)


  • Performer: Shauntai Batzke (Wiradjuri)
  • Performer: Allara Briggs Pattison (Yorta Yorta)
  • Performer: Phoebe Elsworth
  • Performer: Michael Julian (Koori)
  • Performer: Uncle Herb Patten (Ganai-Kurnai, Yorta Yorta, Wiradjuri)
  • Performer: Amos Roach (Ngarandjerri, Gunditj Mara)
  • Performer: Penelope Somerville


Hearing Loop Wheelchair Accessible


This show features themes of colonial violence and may be upsetting to some audience members. The show will conclude with a cleansing ceremony.

Additional Info

Presented by YIRRAMBOI Festival and Melbourne Recital Centre

Photo by Jacinta Keefe