Ntaria Hermannsburg Koprilya Day 2019

21st Jan 2020

Last year the community of Ntaria commemorated its 96th anniversary of the once vital hand-dug water pipeline that went from the waterhole of Koprilya all the way to Ntaria.

Preparation started months in advanced with young people being taught how to train and ride a horse to make the pilgrimage.

Ntaria local and respected elder, Mervyn Raggett, tells us why Koprilya day is so important to his community.

In Koprilya we see the deep Lutheran Christian roots of Ntaria mix with their traditional culture and the importance of water.