Bilya Kaatijin 2022

ATTENTION ALL PRIMARY SCHOOLS our young people’s show, Bilya Kaatijin is returning in 2022 for a limited season!! 

After a booked out tour in 2021, we are excited to announce that Bilya Kaatijin (which means “Fresh Water Knowledge” […] in Noongar) will be returning to primary schools between 2 – 27 May 2022!!

Written by Zac James, Bilya Kaatijin connects stories from Noongar land (south-west Western Australia) to Wonguktha land (the northern Goldfields), Aotearoa (New Zealand) and the Kikuyu people of Kenya to teach us about the importance of water to First Nations people, and all people, around the world.

Journeying through the globe, Koya the frog, Yaakan the turtle and Maali the swan take us through the gnamma holes to learn important lessons that will help save Bilya (fresh water) back on Noongar Boodjar (land).  

Through each character’s journey, the show teaches its audiences about the importance of accepting others, the power of empathy and the importance of caring for the earth.

By interweaving stories of countries the writer and the story holders are connected to, Bilya Kaatijin promotes the universal connection we all have to water and the idea that we can all share in these stories.  

If your school has missed out on seeing this show, now is your chance to book!! To secure a spot, please email our Education Manager with your preferred date:

“What a hit! Staff and students haven’t stopped raving about it 🙂 I even had a special thank you from the principal for organising it as everyone loved it so much. I think we can count on it being a yearly event!” – Wanneroo Primary School

“This was one of the best incursions that we have had. The team had all of our children from Kindy to Year 6 completely engaged, enthralled and engrossed in not only the performance, but in the message as well. The use of Aboriginal language and lingo worked really really well. It added an additional layer of complexity that our older children and in particular our Aboriginal children related to. The level of questions that some of the children asked at the end showed how engaged and thought provoked they were. Thankyou!” – Mount Tarcoola Primary School



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