Fanny Balbuk Yooreel: realising a Perth resistance fighter
Walk the path of Fanny Balbuk Yooreel through her Whadjuk landscape and connect to the city in new ways. An Aboriginal Noongar woman who experienced colonisation first hand, Fanny Balbuk was passionate about her country and 'raged and stormed' through her homelands as the new city of Perth developed.
Be part of an inaugural guided walk recognising a Whadjuk yorga who faced extraordinary change in the 19th century as her homelands were transformed.
2017 marks the 110th anniversary of arguably Perth’s most important and uncelebrated Whadjuk woman and new research through the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions and the National Trust provides a rich backdrop to this once in a lifetime invitation.
The National Trust recognises the importance of this event for reconciliation and education and is planning to record this walk. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a hat.
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 and Department of Aboriginal Affairs. Supported by Lotterywest.
Image: State Library of Western Australia