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What is an Aboriginal Elder? with Dr. Marion Kickett

11 July @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Join Ballardong/Whadjuk Noongar woman Dr. Marion Kickett and Writing WA CEO Will Yeoman as they discuss what makes an Aboriginal Elder in today’s society. Marion and Will are currently working on a collection of Aboriginal Elders’ stories collected from around Western Australia, which will be published early next year by Leschenault Press.

Marion and Will would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which this event takes place, the Whadjuk Noongar people, and to pay their respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Writing WA would like to thank the partners in this event, which is part of Maar Koodjal – 7 Weeks of First Nations:

  • Charter Hall
  • Raine Square
  • Bankwest

Partners of Maar Koodjal:

  • Whadjuk Collective
  • Blank Walls and artists
  • Contemporary Arts Network
  • Kirrikin
  • Champion Music
  • Edmund Rice Centre WA.

Partners of the Raine Square Short Story Activation, which features excerpts from the Elders’ stories and more:

  • Night Parrot Press
  • Short Edition
  • Jarni McGuire (artist of the design of the Short Story Machine)
  • Mardi & Co (build of the Short Story Machine)


11 July
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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