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New Wadjuk Map outlining the Aboriginal connection before white settlers in 1829

Jul 24, 2014 -- Posted by : admin

Launching the Karla Yarning: Stories of the home fires initiative City of Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said the Aboriginal heritage maps allow people to discover the connection Aboriginal people have with the city.

"The maps take people on a journey to discover and learn the importance Aboriginal heritage holds in the history of our city.

“The first map, This city is Wadjuk country, explores Wadjuk Noongar history before the arrival of white settlers in 1829.

“On your walk you will explore areas of importance before white settlement and get a feel for the way Wadjuk people lived, traded, hunted, harvested and conducted ceremonies,” Ms Scaffidi said.

The second Karla Yarning map, Fighting for families, country, rights and recognition, explores Aboriginal history in Perth after 1829.

On this walk, you learn about important events and developments including the resistance of Wadjuk leaders Midgegooroo and his son Yagan in the 1830s, the Prohibited Area zone in place between 1927-1954, Aboriginal protest rallies held in the 1930s and 1940s and the establishment of important Aboriginal organisations.

The walks take approximately 1.5 hours each.

The maps were initiated, researched and written by Professor Len Collard of UWA and Dr Tod Jones of Curtin University with input and advice from Cultural Advisors.

The City would also like to acknowledge the project partners: Lotterywest, The Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Curtin University.

Visitors can pick up a map from three locations: the WA Visitors Centre, iCity Kiosk in the Murray Street Mall, and Council House or download the maps from Karla Yarning: Stories of the home fires

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