Boodjar Kaatijin

By Ian Wilkes


Following a successful tour in 2017, Yirra Yaakin is excited for our highly acclaimed children’s

show Boodjar Kaatijin to be returning to primary schools in 2024

Ages: Years PP-6

Duration: 50 minutes + 10-minute Q&A

Content: Suitable for ages 5+

Bookings & Details:


Cast: Faith Clowry, Jaden Thomas and Julianna Thomas

Playwright: Ian Wilkes

Director: Bobbi Henry

Director Mentor: Emily McLean

Producer: Jess Gatt


Audiences will join Koorlbardi (Magpie), Weitj (Emu), Nyingarn (Echidna) and their koordah

(friends) as they journey through Noongar Boodjar sharing stories of how the land was created.

Through a collection of four stories based on Noongar knowledge and understanding of country,

audiences will learn about The First Sunrise; The Creation of Kings Park, How the Kangaroo Got Its

Colour: How the Echidna Got its Spikes; and The Creation of Wave Rock and the Stars.

Boodjar Kaatijin kicks off the series of Kaatijin plays, specifically written for our younger

audiences, that focus on the sharing of Noongar language and connecting young people with

important cultural knowledge and stories.

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