Tool-making workshop

Tool Making

In this workshop, Cleave Knarkle explains the process of making Noongar tools the traditional way. Such information was passed on to him by his elders: his grandfather, father, and uncles as they lived on country together. Although Cleave has adapted this traditional skill, he continues to teach the next generation of the traditional way; passing on his knowledge and keeping culture strong in his family.

Tapping sticks, hunting sticks and message sticks will be available to purchase.

Lucus Cleave Knarkle, known as Cleave Knarkle, is a local York elder. Cleave was born in Pingelly but brought up in Boddington. He moved to York seven years ago, leaving Perth to enjoy a quieter life.


DATE: Mon 26 Sep & Sun 9 Oct

TIME: 10am-11am

VENUE: Avon Park, Janet Millett Lane, York



PRICE: 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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