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Fanny Balbuk Yooreel: Realising a Perth resistance fighter
Sun. 23 April 2017, 10:15 am – 12:00 pm AWST
Walk the path of Fanny Balbuk Yooreel through her Whadjuk landscape and connect to the city in new ways. An Aboriginal woman who experienced colonisation first hand, Fanny Balbuk was passionate about her country and 'raged and stormed' through her homelands as the new city of Perth developed.
Be part of an inaugural guided walk recognising a Whadjuk yorga who faced extraordinary change in the 19th century as her homelands were transformed.
2017 marks the 110th anniversary of the death of arguably Perth’s most important and uncelebrated Whadjuk woman and new research through the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions and the National Trust provides a rich backdrop to this once in a lifetime invitation.
The National Trust recognises the importance of this event for reconciliation and education and is planning to record this walk. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a hat.
This is a free event but bookings are essential. 10.15 am arrival for a 10.30 am start. Participants will be advised of the meeting point for the walk on registration.
The inaugural Fanny Balbuk Yooreel walk will be filmed and photographed for a short documentary to be made available on YouTube. By booking for the walk you are agreeing to be part of the short documentary.
These events are guided by Noongar women and their extended families in partnership with the National Trust of Western Australia, City of Perth, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions and Department of Aboriginal Affairs. Supported by Lotterywest.
Image supplied by State Library of Western Australia 025341PD