Karrak Karnival


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 September 27th to October 5th 2014 : Western Australia

Karrak Karnival, the 2014 Australian foot-Orienteering Championships carnival, will be held in Western Australia from September 27th to October 5th, in the middle of WA’s famous wildflower season. The carnival will comprise nine events over the nine days. Carnival Program  Event Locations

The four national championship events will be part of the Silva National Orienteering League competition and the three individual championships have received World Ranking Event status.  Two open-entry events will follow the mid week School Championships on the same days, so there will be two rest days.

Any Time

On rest days visit Fremantle, Perth's port city, for Welcome 2 Fre-O, a free Orienteering discovery activity that you can do at any time .  Fabulous Fre-O will lead you to most of the historic features of the area, past many of the 50 coffee shops in Freo and surrounds, and even to the home of the furture AFL Premiers! You can use the Karrak Karnival Facebook site to see how you fared against you friends and foes!

Follow this link to answers for the Welcome 2 Fre-O orienteering discovery map. 

We hope you enjoyed the challenge, had a chance to stop for a coffee (there's lots of cafes in Freo), visited some of the historic sites, and got to know this interesting slice of WA a lot better.

 We thank the Fremantle Dockers for sponsoring this map.  Maybe next year will be their Premiership year!


Extend your stay for an extra week!
The SWOT Club is showcasing the Sprint the South West
A Series of Four Sprint events in 2 days (7/8 October) amongst the Surf, Wineries, Artisans, Forests, Icecreams, Dolphins, Coastlines, Coffee, Lighthouses, Fish, Art and more

Entries are open for Sprint the South West

 The link below will take you to the correct entry page in Eventor.


Standard fees of $15/$8/$38 for adult, junior and family per event are available until midnight 14 September (after the Sprint event at Australind SHS).

On Friday and Saturday 10/11 October three MTBO National Series will be held near WA's surf and wine capital Margaret River.

Why Karrak?

Aboriginal legend.
Noongars believed that the Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (FRTBC) acquired its red markings on the tail from black cockatoos with white markings on their tails White-tailed Black Cockatoos (WTBC). These WTBC were mistakenly attempting to defend a dingo which was attacking a willy wagtail. A swamp hen was feeding at the time on sedge, the roots of which exude a red sap. The swamp hen cut a reed and struck the WTBC across their backs. When the WTBC spread their tails to defend their backs, the swamphen threw lumps of red sap at their tails. The WTBC became so hoarse from screaming that they could only vocalise 'karrak' instead of 'wolah'.
(Paraphrased from My Dusky Friends by Ethel Hassell Priv. publ, East Fremantle 1975)

The logo showing the Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoo was designed by Daniel Schoknecht to whom we are most grateful.


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