Menang Maritime History Exploration Evening: Menang Noongar and the Sea

Wednesday 6th July 2022

Join Adam Wolfe and Harley Coyne to explore the Menang Noongar people’s relationship with the sea and the region's estuaries and rivers.
Beginning with accounts of past sea level rise following the end of the last ice age and the formation of the current Albany coastline, the talk will discuss the understanding and use of the region's rich maritime resources in the context of the wider Menang economy, society and culture. This will range from drift whaling to fishing technology, from trade to the movement of peoples.
Previous accounts of this important history have been fragmented. This talk aims to provide a more connected and broader view that acknowledges that past attitudes and understanding of what constitutes a maritime culture have greatly limited understanding of the Noongar Menang's practical and spiritual experience of the sea and the waters that flow into it.
Tickets are $25 per person.
A hearty bowl of seafood chowder and a glass of wine is included in the evening.
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The Maritime Festival 2022 is proudly supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications through Festivals Australia

Event Details

Time: 6pm

Venue: Dylans on the Terrace

Cost: $25


Organisation: City of Albany


Event Date(s)

  • Wednesday 6th July 2022

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