Events around Bunbury

Djeran Season

Banskia 'Parrot Bush' - sassdesigns ©
A key indicator of the change of season is cool nights and dew in the early mornings. As the season progresses the nights will become cooler and damper, along with further cool and rainy days.

The winds have also changed, especially in their intensity, with light breezes generally swinging from the south-east to south-west.

The previous season’s young have reached maturity and most have either left their parents or are getting ready to. And there’s lots of ants flying around. This is why it is also often referred to as the ‘ant season’ or ‘the season of adulthood’.

Djeran is a time of red flowers, including the red flowering gum (Corymbia ficifolia) on the south coast, as well as the smaller and more petite flowers of the summer flame (Beaufortia aestiva) in the north of Nyungar Country. You may also notice the red ‘rust’ and seed cones forming on the male and female sheoaks (Allocasuarina fraseriana), called condil. A lot of the Banksias are displaying their flowers too.

For those of you on the land today, if you have a wattle flowering in Nyungar boodja in April – on your property or verge nearby – remove it now before it seeds! It’s probably a weed that degrades local biodiversity and wildlife habitat. Without active control it will keep spreading, as these species are prolific seeders and grow really fast. Our native wattle species flower during Djilba season (roughly August to September) and are one of the key indicators of that season.

Info sourced from www.kooyarwongi.com.au – image courtesy of sassdesigns.com.au

 

FRIDAY 14th JUNE

• Froth Craft Bunbrewery, 12 Victoria Street, Bunbury – Live music with ‘Lukas D’Aqui’ from 6.30pm. For further information phone 0407 718 751.

• Rose Hotel, 27 Wellington Street, Bunbury – ‘Nashville Nights’ from 8pm – Grab your cowboy boots and dust off those hats, because every Friday night, the Rose is turning into the hottest country music night in the West! For further information phone 9721 4533.

• Prince of Wales Hotel, 41 Stephen Street, Bunbury – Live music with ‘The Sorcerers’ – Black Sabbath Tribute from 8.30pm. For further information phone 9721 2016.

• The Burlington Hotel, 51 Victoria Street, Bunbury – Live music with ‘Next Level’ from 8.30pm. For further information phone 9721 2075.

• The Wellington Hotel, 36 Victoria Street, Bunbury – Live music with ‘Little Miss’ from 8.30pm. For further information phone 9724 3900.

• The Crown Hotel, 113 Throssell Street, Collie – Karaoke Jam from 8.00pm – 11.00pm. For further information phone 9778 5567.

 

SATURDAY 15th JUNE

• Everyone is welcome to take part in the weekly Saturday morning event of Bunbury Park Run. You can run, jog, or walk twice (5kms) around the Big Swamp walk trail, in a timed event. Briefing takes place at 7.50am. Come and join this community event and have some fun and exercise at the same time. For further information visit: https://www.facebook.com/bunburyparkrun/

• The Bunbury Markets, Queens Gardens, Cobblestone Drive, Bunbury from 8.00am to 1.00pm. Locally grown, and locally made products. Family friendly park environment overlooking the water and children’s play area. For further information and booking of stalls contact Rebecca or Vanessa on 0428 414 720 or email bunburymarkets@gmail.com

• Really Really Free Markets & Repair Cafe, Milligan Street, Bunbury from 9.30am to 11.00am. Everyone is invited and everything is free. If you have never been to a Really Really Free Market yet, you should REALLY come check it out. It’s super fun. For further information visit: https://milligan.org.au/events/category/really-really-free-market/

• South West Historical Writers Group Meet-up, Bunbury Museum & Heritage Centre, 1 Arthur Street, Bunbury from 10.00am to 12.00noon. A regular meetup for local fiction and non-fiction writers who work with history – join us to chat about all things historical writing. Are you drafting a historical fiction novel, writing an academic paper, researching a local history project or thinking about starting your first piece of historical writing? All experience levels, spanning fiction and non-fiction, are welcome. This is a free event, with tea and coffee supplied. RSVPs via Eventbrite are encouraged. For further information visit: https://www.bunbury.wa.gov.au/museum/whats-on/events/south-west-historical-writers-meetup-june-tickets-898891126557

• South West District Coin Club Coin & Banknote Fair, Settlers Hall, 20a Marine Drive, Leschenault, Bunbury from 9.00am to 1.00pm. There are a lot of items available for sale including collectable car parts and other knick-knacks. Dealers will be selling, buying and appraising your coins & banknotes. So come along and grab a bargain. Entry Fee: $2, children under 12 FREE. For enquiries please phone: 0412 785 992, Email: info@southwestdistrictcoinclub.com, or visit the website: www.southwestdistrictcoinclub.com

 

• Small’s Bar ‘Back to the 90’s Quiz Night’, Smalls Bar, Eaton Fair Shopping Centre, Recreation Drive, Eaton from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Grab your crew, dust off your Tamagotchi’s and prepare to test your knowledge on everything from Boy bands to Beverly Hills 90210 with our next quiz night instalment. Tickets are $45 per person including entry, bottomless select cocktails, prizes and more. For further information and tickets visit: https://www.smalls.bar/news/2024/5/13/lets-get-jiggy-with-it-90s-quiz-night

• Treendale Farm Hotel, 8 The Promenade, Treendale, Australind – Live music with ‘Rusty Bullet Hole’ from 8.00pm. For further information phone 6146 3521.

• Prince of Wales Hotel, 41 Stephen Street, Bunbury – Live music with ‘Michael Ward – Lines of Conviction’ from 8.30pm. For further information phone 9721 2016.

• The Burlington Hotel, 51 Victoria Street, Bunbury – Live music with ‘Platinum Project’ from 9.00pm. For further information phone 9721 2075.

• The Wellington Hotel, 36 Victoria Street, Bunbury – Live music with ‘Stone Veil’ from 8.30pm. For further information phone 9724 3900.

• The Crown Hotel, 113 Throssell Street, Collie – Live music with ‘Jeff Bruce’ from 8.00pm. For further information phone 9778 5567.

• Live Harness Racing, Bunbury Trotting Club, Milligan Street, Bunbury from 5.00pm to 10.30pm. Free entry. Food and refreshments on sale. TAB on course. For further information visit: https://donaldsonpark.com.au/racing/race-dates/

• SAFE Bunbury Quiz Night, South West Italian Club, 13 White Street, Bunbury from 6.00pm to 10.30pm. For further information and tickets visit: https://events.humanitix.com/safe-bunbury-quiz-night

SUNDAY 16th JUNE

• Forrest Park Miniature Railway, Forrest Park, Blair Street, Bunbury from 10.00am to 2.00pm. Bring along the whole family and enjoy riding the miniature train. Enclosed shoes must be worn on all rides. Morning and afternoon teas on sale. Rides are $4 each. For further information contact Leanne on 0402 090 397.

• The Wellington Hotel, 36 Victoria Street, Bunbury – Live music with ‘Oisin McGrath’ from 4.30pm. For further information phone 9724 3900.

 

• Winter Warmer Launch – Thomas Campbell Carey: A Western Australian Story – , Bunbury Museum & Heritage Centre, 1 Arthur Street, Bunbury from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Celebrate the book launch of a new biography of Thomas Campbell Carey, Bunbury resident, surveyor and politician. Our presenter for this session is Rod Quin. For further information and tickets visit: https://www.bunbury.wa.gov.au/museum/whats-on/events/launch-thomas-campbell-carey-a-western-australian-story-winter-warmer-tickets-907362213807