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BALLARDONG FIRST – Arts & Craft activities

January 27 @ 10:00 am - January 28 @ 3:00 pm

Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 Jan 2024 from 10am to 3pm – Free Art & Craft drop in Workshops
Dive into creativity at BALLARDONG FIRST! Join us on Saturday, January 27, and Sunday, January 28, for FREE arts and crafts workshops. From toolmaking with local Noongar Elder Uncle Cleave to jewellery crafting with Aunty Marje and children’s art with Aunty Julie, there’s something for everyone!
Storytelling – Old Nanna Quokka
RCS Environmental Centre, Clifford Street, York
Saturday 27 Jan 2024 at 10.30am
Yamatji-Noongar Elder Aunty Rhonda Collard-Spratt shares the healing wisdom of her ancestors, and the importance of caring for Country. Children will enjoy this session!
Storytelling – The York Aborigional Reserve 
RCS Environmental Centre, Clifford Street, York
Come with Dr Marion Kickett as she takes you on a journey back in time on the York Reserve commencing with her own story, then her parents and finally her grandparents. A traditional Barladong family living for just over forty continual years on the York reserve.
Friday 26 Jan 2024 at 4pm – 1960 to 73
How do you come from not being a citizen of Australia to a Professor at the largest University in WA?
Saturday 27 Jan 2024 at 12.30pm – 1925 to 1973
How do you raise 9 children living under the 1905 Act and the constant threat of your children being removed to a mission?
Sunday 28 Jan 2024 at 12.30pm – 1925 to 1971
How do you live your whole life never being a citizen of your country?
All sessions are free and the centre is air-conditioned.
This program is part of A FREE three-day program incorporating culture, arts, food, music & storytelling in York, WA produced in collaboration with the Bilya Gogulyar Boodja Corporation and the Shire of York with funding support from LotteryWest, Tourism WA, National Australia Day Council and the Shire of York.
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January 27 @ 10:00 am
January 28 @ 3:00 pm
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The York Festival


Environmental Discovery Centre
7 Glebe Road
York, 6302 Australia
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