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Fanny Balbuk Yooreel: Life, Legacy and Emotions

Date: Wednesday 17 May 2017
Time: 9.30am‒1.30pm
Venue: City of Perth Library, 573 Hay St, Perth
Contact: Pam Bond (pam.bond@uwa.edu.au)
Register: For late registrations, please email Pam Bond.

Download the event program


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that this web page contains images of people who have died.
Image: Courtesy of State Library of Western Australia (025341PD)

Convened by Professor Andrew Lynch and Professor Susan Broomhall
(ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions [CHE] and The University of Western Australia [UWA])

This public symposium focuses on indigenous histories, emotions, voices and legacies and how the powerful, emotional story of Fanny Balbuk Yooreel’s experiences as a Whadjuk yorga enables contemporary residents of Perth to see the history of their region in fresh ways.

Come and hear presentations and discussions by scholars and heritage industry experts as they consider the life, legacy and emotions of Fanny Balbuk Yooreel, of of the most important Whadjuk woman of the nineteenth century, in the context of indigenous history and heritage in Australia, and in Perth specifically. Researchers and heritage practitioners reflect upon questions related to emotions of colonial contacts, indigenous stories, biographies and histories and Noongar heritage in Perth.

Explore listings for other Fanny Balbuk Yooreel events – guided walk, a presentation and an exhibition of quilts.  These events are guided by Noongar women and their extended families in partnership with the National Trust of Western Australia, City of Perth, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and supported by Lotterywest.

The symposium convenors acknowledge Traditional Owners and pay respect to the spiritual, physical and cultural connection they have with their country as the first peoples of the land now known as Australia.

Presenters include


This symposium is supported by CHE, National Trust Western Australia, The City of Perth, The Department of Aboriginal Affairs (WA) and Lotterywest.