The Noongar season of Kambarang was celebrated during the Kambarang Festival at the City of Armadale’s Bob Blackburn Reserve in Seville Grove on Tuesday 12 October.
“The Kambarang Festival is an opportunity to join together to respect and celebrate the diversity of our community as we welcome in the season of Kambarang,” said Deputy-Mayor Carole Frost.
“It was encouraging to see the growing number of non-Aboriginal people attending the City’s Kambarang Festival which can help broaden people’s understanding of Aboriginal culture and their relationship with the land.”
“Although the City’s NAIDOC week celebrations were cancelled due to COVID-19, it’s great that the City still celebrated the history, culture, achievements, and contributions of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community with the Kambarang Festival,” Deputy-Mayor Frost said.
The Kambarang Festival was opened with a traditional welcome to country and smoking ceremony and it was emceed by Samuel-Yombich Pilot-Kickett. Live entertainment was provided by musicians Rubi Joelle, Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse, and The Struggling Kings. Activities for the whole family included elders’ and children's hubs, information stalls with giveaways, and a free sausage sizzle.
Kambarang is the season of birth and takes place during the months of October and November as the weather becomes warmer.