South-West waterways brought to life

LET kids discover south-west myths with Kep Kaatijin Myths and Legends, which will be bringing the waterways of the State�s South-West to life in this show for children at the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre on October 1.

Kep Kaatijin, meaning �to understand water�, comprises a collection of stories based on traditional Noongar knowledge and storytelling.

From Mumung the hungry whale, to Djitty Djitty the angry willy wagtail, the Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company�s Kep Kaatijin will take young audiences on a fascinating and entertaining journey.

The stories in this former Awesome International Arts Festival show have been sourced from senior Noongar elders and adapted by Derek Nannup and David Milroy.

There will be a fun, simple activity an hour before each show, giving children a chance to create their own puppet characters based on the animals they will see in the show, such as Dwert the dingo and Kwilla the great white shark.

This pre-show activity is free with the purchase of a show ticket. But bookings are essential as places are limited.

City of Gosnells Mayor Dave Griffiths said Kep Kaatijin was a fun way to introduce children to Noongar storytelling and give them a chance to learn more about WA and its wildlife.

Kep Kaatijin will run from 11am. Tickets will cost $13.80 for a standard and $12.50 for a group of 10 or more.

To book, call the box office on 9493 4577 or online at