Clash of Cultures

Learn about the clash of two cultures in York beginning in 1831. from the perspective of Ballardong Noongar woman Dr Marion Kickett, born and raised in York. 

From an early age, Dr Kickett captured the stories of her father – stories carefully handed down from generation to generation. In these walks, Marion and her sister Tracey Kickett generously share these stories, their research, and the histories of their ancestors of York.

About Dr Marion Kickett

Dr Marion Kickett is a Noongar woman from the Ballardong language group. Born in the wheatbelt town of York, Marion spent her early years living on the York Reserve. She completed Year 10 at York District High School and enrolled in Nurses training at Narrogin Regional Hospital. After the death of her father, she came home to York and worked locally at both Northam and York Hospitals. She left York to further her education, completing two bachelor’s degrees, one with Honours. Marion completed her PhD at the University of Western Australia on “Resilience” from an Aboriginal perspective, using an Aboriginal methodology.  Marion strongly believes education is the key to a better future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s and the way forward for all Australians is education. 

DATE: Sat 24 Sep, Sat 8 Oct

TIME: 10:00am

DURATION: 120 mins

VENUE: Outside Sandalwood Yards, 179 Avon Terrace, York

ACCESSIBILITY: Involves no walking, but is conducted outside.  We recommend wearing appropriate footwear, and bringing a hat and water. Site is a short distance from roadside footpath.


CONTENT WARNINGS: Historical violence; this content may be considered confronting for some participants.

COST: Free, registration required

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the beautiful lands on which The York Festival takes place, the Ballardong Noongar people. We honour and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

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