Food aplenty, so Kambarang is fun time

Trevor Ryan (9) takes part in a woodworking workshop. Picture: Martin Kennealeyd426974
Trevor Ryan (9) takes part in a woodworking workshop. Picture: Martin Kennealeyd426974

Kambarang is the Nyoongar season for October and November, when less time was needed for hunting and gathering because food was in abundance, giving the Nyoongar people more time for recreational activities.

The program reflects this, with the activities on offer including walking tours, art classes, Nyoongar language classes, film screenings and workshops.

City of Fremantle community development director Marisa Spaziani encouraged people to join in the celebrations to experience the welcoming environment at the Aboriginal Cultural Centre and learn about Aboriginal culture in a unique way.

‘It’s important that we share Aboriginal culture through activities delivered by an Aboriginal person and anyone who takes part in the activities can learn customs and knowledge specific to Aboriginal life,’ she said.

‘The interaction that occurs during a program between teacher and student enriches the exchange of culture and by using art, language, music and history, participants get a broad spectrum of Aboriginal culture.’

For more information, call 9430 7906 or visit www.facebook.com/fremantle aboriginalevents.