BEST WISHES FOR BIROK AND THE FESTIVE SEASON
The Board and Staff of Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company would like to wish you and your family the very best for Birok* and the festive season.
Thank you for your support throughout 2015.
Yirra Yaakin office will be closed from Friday 18th December 2015.
Re-opening on Monday 4th January 2016.
*Pronounced: beer – ock. December/January is the dry season of the year, the first part of summer, with strong easterly winds during the day and southerly breezes in the evening. Noongars would practice controlled burning to force native animals into the open, making them easier to hunt. Reptiles are very active during Birok, so women would sweep the camps on returning from gathering water and native vegetables, to make it easier to see the snake tracks.