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Our Knowledge, Our Land

Ngalang Kaadadjan, Ngalang Boodja

 

Wandjoo Baalap – Greetings people

 

Noonook djinanginy, kaadadjan nyittiny-waanga wer yey-waanga 

(You are looking at knowledge from the ancient times to today)

Acknowledgement

We acknowledge Mandjoogoordap Bindjareb Noongar traditional owners and community, and pay respect to Elders, past, present and future for they hold the knowledge of an ancient culture, and aspirations for future generations.

Our Mission

Mandurah is one of the most vibrant regional cities in Western Australia. Once a small fishing village that boomed during holiday periods, it now has a thriving population of more than 80,000. Covering an area of 173.5km2, Mandurah follows the coast from its northern extremity at Madora to the Ramsar-listed wetland Lake Clifton and Yalgorup National Park 50km to the south.

The Aboriginal community of Mandurah are custodians of the land which centres on our waterways, rivers, lakes, the estuary, the ocean and coastal plains creating an historic thoroughfare in Mandurah today. The Aboriginal Creation story[1] begins with a terrible drought. The bush, plants and meat became hard, tough and rank. Three Elders of the tribe made their way to the sea and began to pray to their creator for water…

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