Bilya Koort Boodja

CATEGORY: Art, Tours, Associate Member, Retail, 
REGION : Wheatbelt
LOCATION : Minson Avenue, Northam 6401
CONTACT : Michelle Winmar
PHONE : +61 8 9622 2170
EMAIL : bkb@northam.wa.gov.au
WEB SITE : https://www.northam.wa.gov.au/

Key Experiences

  • Visit sacred and historical sites with a local Nyoongar tour guide
  • Interpretive Space
  • Annual calendarof workshops, activities, events, and exhibitions
  • Discover the culture of the local Nyoongar people and their connections with the local environment through tours, training and cultural activities
  • Visit an Aboriginal art gallery and retail shop with authentic arts & crafts, bushfoods, resources and bush medicines

The Bilya Koort Boodja Centre of Nyoongar Culture and Environmental Knowledge is located in the Shire of Northam on the foreshore of the Avon River in Northam's CBD. It was developed as a regional tourist attraction offering an interactive educational experience that recognises the rich Aboriginal and environmental presence in the Avon River region.

The Centre will protect, celebrate and share the culture of the Nyoongar peoples and highlight innovative land management practices that draws upon the knowledge of the land's traditional custodians.

The centre will include an interpretive space, exhibition space, shop/ gallery, venue hire, and will host regular tours & activities. The Centre will also be responsible for assisting with local aboriginal small business development.

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