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Day one: Saturday, April 14
Venue: St. Thomas Heritage Church premises and park, at 1202 Barry Way, Moonbah (12km from Jindabyne).

The land for the church and burial ground was donated by an Irish convict's son, Thomas Pendergast, in 1861 and the church was built later by Irish settlers. It was renovated in the '90s by the late Fr. Wally Stefanski. It is possible that, amongst the Irish pioneers in the area, there had been Irish families encouraged by Sir Paul Edmund Strzelecki to migrate after the infamous Potato Famine.
10 a.m. Mass at St. Thomas to be celebrated by Rev. Fathers Peter Miller and Wiesław Wójcik
  Playing of a pre-recorded song: Hi Australian Snowy Mountains (lyrics by Joanna Kucyper, sung by the Academic Choir of Warsaw Agricultural University, conducted by Michal Dabrowski, music by Monika Szymanska and Arkadiusz Swierski)
11 a.m. Welcome by the Master of Ceremonies, Mr Darius Paczynski
  Welcome to Country by Ngarigo Elders
  Tribute to John Hospodaryk, including his song My Mountain Kosciuszko
  Officials speeches (by the Hon. Dr Peter Phelps, Member of the NSW Legislative Council, on behalf of the NSW Premier, Barry O'Farrell; Daniel Gromann, the Polish Consul-General; Tony Cahill, the Mayor of Snowy River Shire; and Dave Darlington, the Regional Manager Snowy Mountains Region National Parks)
  Live music by Lynn and Darryl of the Celtic Pipers Band, Canberra (part one)
  Ms Sabina Swierczek presenting Felix Molski's monograph about Sir Paul Edmund Strzelecki's humanitarian work in Ireland during the Great Famine
  Official launch of Felix Molski's book The Best of Human Nature: Strzelecki's Humanitarian Work in Ireland by Mr Daniel Gromann
  Official guests receive a copy of the book
  Announcement: the book stall
  Mr Dave Darlington (NPWS): launch of the fact-sheet Kosciuszko & Strzelecki: The Men, the Mountain, the Monument, written by Ursula Lang, Ernestyna Skurjat-Kozek and Felix Molski, produced by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services of the Office of Environment and Heritage on behalf of Kosciuszko Heritage Inc.
  Live performance: Jolanta Komincz-Howe, songs about Sir P.E. Strzelecki
  John Hospodaryk's Across the Snowy (pre-recorded song)
  Special announcements before a live cross to the Polish Program on SBS Radio
  Announcements: Polish lunch and Kosciuszko Beer and Zlote Lwy tasting
  Lajkonik live performance (part one)
  Presentation by Polish Didgeridoo Maker Arkadiusz Buczek
  Kujawy live performance (part one)
  Presentation of Polish-Aboriginal pairs flying on Sunday
  Lajkonik live performance (part two)
  Presentation of special guests from Poland: all about the mystery wedding
  Kujawy live performance (part two)
  Live music by Lynn and Darryl of the Celtic Pipers Band (part two)
  Cabaret Vis a Vis (five songs by Jola Komincz, Bogumila Filip and Wieslaw Rogolinski)
4 p.m. Announcement of the program for the night and Sunday.
Back to Jindabyne
5 p.m. Traditional photo session at the Strzelecki Monument.
6 p.m. Chopin Piano Recital by Olivia Urbaniak at Horizon's Hotel
7 - 8 p.m. Intermission and finger food with a glass of champagne
8 p.m. Chopin Piano Recital by Krzysztof Malek
9 p.m. Announcements: program for Sunday
Day two: Sunday, April 15
8:30 a.m. (Optional) Mass at St. Columbkille's Church, 2 Kosciuszko Rd, Jindabyne.
9:45 a.m. Movie premiere, A Symbol of Freedom and Honour, by Oskar Kantor (Oski Pictures) – a controversial story about the Strzelecki Monument (duration: 35 min.) – Jindabyne Cinemas, Visitors' Centre
Some head off to the Jindabyne Aero Club (Tinworth Drive, off Barry Way, Jindabyne), for the Polish-Aboriginal Fraternity Flights over Mt Kosciuszko, BBQ and picnic. Others head off to Mount Kosciuszko.
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
(Jindabyne Aero Club)
Official welcome and acknowledgement of the traditional custodians of the Monaro Country
Official speeches and Welcome to Country
Speech by the Hon. Dr Peter Phelps MLC
Presentation of Polish Aboriginal pairs nominated to fly
Polish Lunch by Polonez Smallgoods
A short lecture about Sir Strzelecki's relations with Aborigines, by Mrs Ursula Lang
Live Show: Polish Folkloric Ensemble Kujawy
Live Show: Lynn and Darryl of the Celtic Pipers Band of Canberra
Live show: Polish Folkloric Ensemble Lajkonik
Didgeridoo artist from Poland: Arkadiusz Buczek presents his Digital Didgeridoo Interface
Performance by Cabaret Vis a Vis featuring Jola Komincz-Howe, Bogusia Filip and Wieslaw Rogolinski
From 10:30 am
(Mt Kosciuszko)
Watching the Polish-Aboriginal Friendship Flights
Noon (12pm): A special Mass to be celebrated by Rev. Fr. Wieslaw Wojcik
Back to Jindabyne
4 - 5 p.m. Kosciuszko Brewery tour and new brand sale (at Banjo Paterson Inn)
4 p.m. Another photo session at the Strzelecki Monument in Banjo Paterson Park by Lake Jindabyne
4:30 p.m. Mystery wedding (Kasia and Piotr from Poland) officiated by the Polish Consul-General, Mr Daniel Gromann
5 p.m. Over the Moonbah festival close; Polish BBQ in the park
6 p.m. Dinner at Banjo Paterson Inn (optional)

Festival patron: His Excellency, the Ambassador of Poland in Australia, Andrzej Jaroszyński

Program updated April 11, 2012

All care is taken to ensure that the program is correct and up-to-date. The organisers reserve the right to change the program at any time.
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