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BALLARDONG FIRST – Bushtucker BBQ Picnic Sundowner

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Bilya Gogulyar Boodja (BGB) Aboriginal Corporation, in collaboration with the local Noongar community, The York Festival, and the Shire of York, has crafted a program of free cultural activities and experiences for both the community and visitors in January 2024.

Bushtucker BBQ Picnic Sundowner on Friday, 26 January:

On the afternoon of Friday, January 26, the three-day program kicks off with a Bushtucker BBQ picnic sundowner at Avon Park. Here, Aboriginal dancers and musicians will deliver a remarkable on-country cultural performance. Everyone is invited to bring their families, pack a picnic, and enjoy a taste of Bush Tucker BBQ! Immerse yourself in the hypnotic sounds of the didgeridoo orchestra and participate in a collaborative community artwork centered around the theme ‘We’re all part of the story.’

The national Australia Day campaign, titled ‘We’re all part of the Story,’ underscores the idea that every Australian contributes to our national identity. Regardless of where our personal stories originated, Australia Day serves as a unifying moment to pay tribute to our diversity, champion reconciliation, and celebrate the progress of our dynamic, modern society, uniquely characterized by its wondrous ancient culture.

About Bilya Gogulyar Boodja (BGB) Aboriginal Corporation:

BGB, a York-based Noongar Corporation of Aboriginal artists and craftspeople, aims to provide locals and visitors to York the chance to engage with the local Aboriginal community and immerse themselves in the unique Noongar culture through arts and experiences.

About The York Festival:

Established in 2014, The York Festival is an annual two-week arts festival occurring each spring (Djilba and Kambarang in the Noongar six seasons) in the historic town of York, on Ballardong Noongar country. Showcasing arts and crafts, theatre, dance, music, storytelling, family workshops, and more, The York Festival celebrates community and nurtures creativity.

Our Gratitude to:

This event has been made possible through funding from LotteryWest, TourismWA, The Australia Day Council, and the Shire of York.






January 26
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The York Festival


Avon Park
Lowe Street
York, WA 6302 Australia
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