Vaughan Wapau

Vaughan Wapau

Biography

Vaughan Stefan Wapau, a proud Moegi Buway tribe member from Saibai Island, embraces his cultural heritage deeply. His family’s roots trace back to Torres Strait Islands, with ties to St. Paul’s Mission and Senpol. Maternally, his lineage extends to Badu Island and Moa Island. Vaughan’s passion for preserving Torres Strait Islander culture shines through his involvement in traditional dances, performances at festivals, and advocacy for dementia awareness with Queensland Health. Inspired by family and elders, Vaughan actively passes down his knowledge, recognizing the importance of oral tradition in preserving Torres Strait Islander customs.

Current Performances

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Performance Straight from the Strait

PRESENTED BY OPERA QUEENSLAND, YUMPLA NERKEP FOUNDATION AND QUEENSLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE FESTIVAL A Torres Strait Island Musical On 8 May 1968, a group of remarkable…

Straight from the Strait

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