Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre celebrating Nyoongar season of Makuru


Brendan Moore (left) and Marissa Varma (in black) with community members. Picture: Matt Jelonek d454666
Brendan Moore (left) and Marissa Varma (in black) with community members. Picture: Matt Jelonek d454666

CELEBRATE the Nyoongar season of Makuru at the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre (WACC).

One of six seasons in the Nyoongar year, Makuru runs during June and July and is the season of fertility.

The WACC will celebrate the new season with a range of free activities and events, including a woodwork workshop, bush art exhibition, art classes and language classes.

City of Fremantle community development director Marisa Spaziani said the Nyoongar’s connection to the land was passed on through stories, art, song and dance.

“The Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre shares this connection with visitors through our workshops and art exhibitions, which have become extremely popular with locals and tourists,” she said.

“For Aboriginal people, it is part of (re)connecting to country and for the public, it is part of the reconciliation process to acknowledge and celebrate Aboriginal culture and heritage which forms a significant part of Fremantle’s identity.”

The Makuru program at WACC runs from June 2 to July 30.

More details here.