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You’re invited to the Birak Festival 2022

Date: 01 DEC 2022 Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Location: Bush Court Website: View on Facebook event Add to Calendar:

Looking for a way to wind down at the end of the year and as the weather gets warmer? Well, look no further as the Kulbardi team invite everyone to join them for the inaugural Birak Festival.

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Come down to the South Street Campus, where a wonderful display of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander market stalls, performances, free activities and food  will await you on Bush Court from 6:30pm to 9pm on Thursday, 1 December 2022.

Bring some cash along and #BuyBLAK just in time for Christmas!

After hosting the NAIDOC night markets late last year during the warmer months, the staff at Kulbardi heard how much you loved it and so have created this event for all ages to enjoy. Bring along your family and invite friends and colleagues to have some fun this summer. Everyone is welcome!

Why is it called the Birak Festival?

Birak is known as the summer months (December to January) and is represented by the colour red as it symbolises heat, sun and fire.

As the rain eases, the warm weather increases, and the afternoons are cooled by the sea breezes from the South West, this is when the Birak season begins.

Birak is referred to as the 'burning season', where Noongar people would initiate 'controlled burning', in order for the land to regenerate and allow for environmental regrowth. Mosaic fire practices were utilised and 'cool fire' practises ensured the fire was controlled at all times.