The Noongar Six Season Cycle

We invite you to join us on the 16th May for our next Food for Thought Leaders Luncheon, with guest speaker Dr Richard Walley OAM.

The Committee is committed to reconciliation, and has a long association of working with Richard as our Indigenous Cultural Advisor.

The Noongar six seasons are not dependent on calendar dates, but rather the changing conditions. The seasons are extremely important to Noongar people, as it is a guide to what nature is doing at every stage of the year. It brings an understanding of respect for the land, in relation to plant and animal fertility cycles, and land and animal preservation. The six seasons also have relevance to the Modern world of planning and business.

At this lunch Richard will discuss the Noongar six season cycle, and how he has adopted it to best represent Noongar culture in major projects such as Yagan Square.

Meet our speakers and panellists

Dr. Richard Walley OAM Image
Dr. Richard Walley OAM

Indigenous Consultant - Aboriginal Productions and Events

Dr Richard Walley OAM, is a Noongar man, one of Australia's leading Aboriginal performers, musicians and writers, who has been a tireless worker for the Indigenous cause. The promotion of culture through the arts being one of his passions, from 2000 Richard has served as Chair of the Australia Council's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board. He is currently Director of Aboriginal Productions and Promotions. He works with the Committee for Perth to undertake research and consultation with the local Indigenous communities.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.