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The following list of excellent Nyungar resources is certainly not a comprehensive list, but we hope you enjoy them and hope they give you greater insight into our Nyungar culture and history from a Nyungar perspective.
Nyungar Placenames Introduction (85596 KB)
This city is WADJUK COUNTRY.
Whadjuk Trail Map (2093 KB)
House of Spider or no Brunette? - Nyungar scholar sets record straight
House of Spiders (170 KB)
Setting the record straight on Nyungar South West place names
The brochure "Understanding the connection of the local Aboriginal Nyungar people to the Perth Swan River" gives an overview of areas such as Boodjargabbeelup and Kakaroomup.
Nyungar Boodjera Wangkiny (The People’s Land is Speaking): Nyungar Place Nomenclature of the Southwest of Western Australia. Nyungar names of the boodjar or land in the southwest of Australia and their interpretations
Nyungar Boodjera Wangkiny (502 KB)
Nyungar Wardan Katitjin Bidi – Derbal Nara - Kaya … Welcome! Let's go for a walk down to the Wardan Gepa Boodjaralup at Derbal Nara – the sea shore at Cockburn Sound. We would like to lead you along a katitjin bidi – a knowledge trail. http://www.derbalnara.org.au/index.htm (People’s Ocean Knowledge Trail of Cockburn Sound & Districts).
‘Ngulluck Katitj Wah Koorl Koorliny/ Us mob going along learning to research together’: Drawing on Action Research to develop a literature review on Indigenous gendered health and wellbeing.
Indigenous expert Professor Len Collard has made ground-breaking research and set the record straight when it comes to defining the meaning of hundreds of place names derived from the Nyungar language. Nyungar Placenames
Helping Perth City Council produce a new tourist map to point people to WA’s indigenous history.
Article about Point Fraser (628 KB)
The Southwest of Australia is unique as it has the largest share of preserved Indigenous names and more than 50% of the currently used place names are of Aboriginal, namely Nyungar origin (Goodchild, 2011).
Presentation SOAC (2706 KB)Linguistic report on the Single Noongar Native Title Claim
Fighting for Families, Country, Rights and Recognition. Perth has always been a meeting place, before the wedjela (white people) arrived in 1829. Noongar would meet in various camps to eat, trade, talk and be together.
Connection to Country is published by Southwest Aboriginal Land and Sea Council. "In this booklet we explain who we Noongar are and we explain ‘Noongar Country.’ We also present a brief history of our struggle to assert our rights. We acknowledge our Noongar ancestors and the Noongar people who have struggled to assert our rights and gain recognition of our people." Glen Kelly, CEO – South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council.
Noongar Protocols - Welcome to Country is published by the Southwest Aboriginal Land and Sea Council. "Noongar people’s country covers the entire south-western portion of Western Australia. Archaeological evidence establishes that the Noongar people – alternative spellings: Nyungar/Nyoongar/Nyoongah/Nyungah/Nyugah and Yunga – have lived in the area and had possession of tracts of land on their country for at least 45,000 years."
The book outlines a guide to Noongar Protocols and a Welcome to Country.
Beeliar Boodjar: an introduction to Aboriginal history in the City of Cockburn, Western Australia.
NYUNGAR BUDJARA WANGANY NYUNGAR NRM WORDLIST & LANGUAGE COLLECTION BOOKLET OF THE AVON CATCHMENT REGION - "We encourage the use of the language to promote Nyungar engagement in natural resource management and to demonstrate intimate Nyungar knowledge (Katadjin) of their traditional lands (Budjar) and its biodiversity. We want to promote our words, our names and our places across this region and we would like to work with all people to better care for our Budjar." This was the sentiment shared by all Elders who contributed to this work.
NIDJA BEELIAR BOODJAR NOONOOKURT NYININY: A NYUNGAR INTERPRETIVE HISTORY OF THE USE OF BOODJAR (COUNTRY) IN THE VICINITY OF MURDOCH UNIVERSITY.
"Kaartdijin in Noongar means 'knowledge'. Noongar people have lived in the south-west of Western Australia for more than 45,000 years. The aim of the Kaartdijin website is to share the richness of our knowledge, culture and history in order to strengthen our community and promote wider understanding." http://www.noongarculture.org.au/