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Free event

Fri 11 Feb 2011


* Free Event

Supported By


Indigenous Program Partner


Welcome to Country
Noongar Elders (Australia)
Written by Noongar Elders and Ngallak Koort Boodja

Noongar elders welcome audiences and artists from around the world

Ngalluk jurapiny wanju nunnuk
ngallah Noongar Boodja
Nitjah ngallah moorts Boodja
koorah koorah
Nitjah ngallah karllah Boodja
koorah waanginy gaany ngallah
jurapiny moort ngallah boodja
Koorah waanginy kedala,
ngallah yaakiny ngallak Noongar
Ngallak, Ngallak-a gaany

We are pleased to welcome you
to our Noongar country
This is our ancestors’ land
from the dreamtime
This is our homeland of history
And as one we are proud people
of our land
Through history till today, we
stand together black and white
We are, we are one

WRITTEN BY Noongar Elders and Ngallak Koort Boodja Group members Doolan-Leisha Eatts, Yuraleen Dorothy Winmar and Frederick Joseph Pickett

By the banks of the bilya-maarl (Swan River), we mark respect for the living Culture of the traditional custodians of the land.

  • Fri 11 Feb, 7.45PM

Welcome to Country is followed by our opening event, Transition.


Supreme Court Gardens

The Supreme Court Gardens are located on the corner of Barrack Street and Riverside Drive, Perth.

Parking: Please note that Governors Avenue will be closed for the duration of the event, however parking may be accessed via Victoria Avenue. Additional event parking will be available at Langley Park at a cost of $8.

A drop-off zone and ACROD parking is available on Riverside Drive (near the corner of Barrack Street).

Mention Entrees and Encores when making your booking and arriving at some of the City's premier bars and restaurants and extend your night beyond the show. Be it an entrée or encore, these venues offer special Festival deals for $30 to keep the night alive.

Box Deli Box Deli
918 Hay Street, Perth
P 08 9322 6744
Open Mon – Fri 10am to late; Sat 4pm – late
Choose any main meal from our ala carte menu with a glass of house wine
Platform Restaurant Platform Restaurant
7/240 St Georges Terrace, Perth
P 08 9226 3636
Open Mon – Tues 7am to 6pm; Wed – Fri 7am to late
Sweet potato, tomato, spinach, leek, feta tart, roast pepper, parmesan salad
Salt and pepper squid with mango, mint, cucumber mixed leaves, lime aioli
With a glass of Flametree Sauvignon Blanc Semillon or a Corona or a Flametree Cab Merlot
Bar One Bar One
250 St Georges Tce, Perth (Plaza Level of QV1 Building)
P 08 9481 8400
Open Mon – Fri 7am to late
Penne Arrabiata (or vegetarian option) with a glass of house wine
The George The George
216 St. Georges Terrace, Perth
P 08 6161 6662
Open Mon-Fri 7am to late; Sat 5pm to late
A choice of beef, fish or chicken and a glass of house wine
Lamonts - Bishop's House

Bishop's House
P 08 9226 1884
Lunch and Dinner, Mon-Fri, private group bookings Sat & Sun
Lemon crumbed King George whiting with fennel salad, chips and dill aioli
Grilled corn fed chicken breast with soft egg, truffle butter
And a glass of Lamonts Quartet or Cabernet Merlot

Manhattan's Bar Manhattan's Bar
243 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park
P 08 9361 2237
A bottle of house wine and a gourmet pizza

Bookings may be required, mention Entrees & Encores when making your reservation or order.