Join dancers, actors and artists in a poignant and playful recreation of the ‘deadman dance’, a moment in Albany’s very early history when local Minang people marched with officers of Major Lockyer’s garrison. Here, we faithfully recreate a plan drawing of the original Albany settlement superimposed onto the lawn of Foundation Park.
Kaya Kaya Ngunj Chookinj Ngoongnies
Ngunj Choorabinj Yorl Koorlinj Nyinniny
Kadajinny Wangkingij Ngullark Koort Poodjar
Moordich Weirn Mirning Moort
Kinjarling Poodjar Kalark Noonook
Yes Yes my Sisters and Brothers
I am happy that you have come to
sit, talk and listen on our heartland ...
The good spirits of our Mirning family, Albany, known as the ‘place of rain’, welcomes you and goes with you.
Welcome is kindly provided by local Noongar Elder, Aunty Averil Dean.
Translation assisted by local Noongar Elder, Eliza Woods.
Image: David Derrin and Tracey Margetts
22 Jan-1 March 2014
Join Harley Coyne as he explains some of the stories behind a number of Albany’s best-known Aboriginal heritage sites.
Sun 23 Feb 2014
While remaining true to their Irish roots, Altan imbues the music of their homeland with a fresh and bewitching charm.
22-23 Feb 2014
Playmakers brings some of the finest Australian players and makers to celebrate the versatility, joy and inspiration of one of the most sublime v...