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BALLARDONG FIRST – Storytelling

January 26 @ 10:00 am - January 28 @ 12:30 pm

Free

A series of talks by Noongar authors will be held in the air-conditioned River Conservation Society Environmental Centre on Clifford Street, just across the river from Avon Park.

FRIDAY 26 JANUARY

YARNING WITH MARION – 4PM

Come with Dr Marion Kickett, a Balardong – Whadjuk woman of the Noongar Nation 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.

1960 to 1973 – How do you come from not being a citizen of Australia to a Professor at the largest University in WA?

 

SATURDAY 27 JANUARY

OLD NANNA QUOKKA

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!

YARNING WITH MARION – 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 JANUARY

ALICE’S DAUGHTER – 10.30AM

Written in Rhonda’s distinctive voice, Alice’s Daughter is fearless, compelling and intimate reading. Coupled with her vibrant and powerful paintings and poetry, Rhonda’s is a journey of sadness, humour, resilience, and ultimately survival.

YARNING WITH MARION – 12.30PM

1925 to 1971 – How do you live your whole life never being a citizen of your country?

Details

Start:
January 26 @ 10:00 am
End:
January 28 @ 12:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
www.yorkfestival.com.au

Organiser

The York Festival

Venue

Environmental Discovery Centre
7 Glebe Road
York, 6302 Australia
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