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ONE VERY SPECIAL DAY IN FREO

Posted in aboriginal, arthur head, city of fremantle, heritage, history, indigenous by freoview on January 27, 2017

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Tomorrow, Saturday January 28 will be a very special community day in Fremantle that will celebrate our history and multiculturalism.

It starts of at 9.30 am at Arthur Head with a significant smoking ceremony by Nyoongar elders.

Two four hundred-year-old boomerangs from the South West will fly again from the hands of youngsters.

Aboriginal dancers and representatives will conduct smoking ceremonies in three locations – in the Round House, in front of the Round House and in the Bathers’ Beach area.  Small ceremonial fires held within metal dishes will be positioned in three locations and manned by representatives.

The ceremonies will be delivered in unified sequence across the three locations with the main ceremonial fire inside the Round House and a Ceremonial Progression of Aboriginal and General Community witnesses and participants together with the greater community led by Aboriginal elders out onto Bathers Beach.

Burning of Balga trees will take place on the grassed area in front of J Shed at 6.00pm.

And from 2 pm on the One Day In Freo event is at the Esplanade with family entertainment and from 4 pm on the great John Butler, Mama Kin and Dan Sultan will perform live from 4 pm.

It’s going to be a fantastic day to celebrate our diversity and sense of community and the huge contribution everyone has made to make Fremantle the very special and unique place it is.

Roel Loopers

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  1. jarch21 said, on January 27, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Really looking forward to this! Will be snapping a whole heap of photos for sure 🙂 Thanks for the info!


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