Noongar Damper-making

Noongar damper-making

Making damper is a traditional practice. It was mainly performed by Aboriginal women, although men were able to make damper as well, just as it is today. For the first part of this workshop, the traditional way of making damper will be shared. Followed by a demonstration by both Audrey and Wendy, participants will then be encouraged to participate and make a damper of their own.


Audrey Knarkle Nettle is a local elder. She grew up on the York Reserve, and has travelled the country, working in different towns with her husband and young family. She returned to York at the end of 2017. Audrey enjoys being actively involved with her community.

Wendy Knarkle is a local York elder. Though born in Perth, she grew up in Geraldton, and moved to York seven years ago with her husband, Cleave. Her daughters, son and their families live in York too.


DATE: Tues 27 Sep, Wed 5 Oct

TIME: 10am-12pm

VENUE: CWA York Cottage, 154 Avon Terrace, York

PRICE: $15

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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