Noongar Place Names: Moodjar Consultancy and Community Arts Network

Saturday 6 March 2021 | 10am - 11.30am


There are more Aboriginal place names in south western Australia than any other cultural bloc in the country – proof of the passive, but powerful resistance of the Noongar people to colonisation. With less than 400 fluent Noongar speakers left, decoding these place names is not only critical, it is the responsibility of a nation that has tried to erase its first nation culture and history. In this interactive session, Professor Len Collard will share his life work in researching Noongar place names and joined by Community Arts Network's CEO, Monica Kane, they demonstrate how their collaboration is helping communities reclaim the cultural meaning of local places and identity.

Location: Hackett Hall

In Visible Ink is a Museum of Freedom and Tolerance endeavour that makes visible the invisible. Through sharing and amplifying stories, histories, art, conversations and projects that inspire people to see differently, it aims to make changes towards a more just world.

The WA Museum Boola Bardip is hosting In Visible Ink in March 2021.

If you register for a tour, program or an event, general entry is included in your booking.