Kaya, wanju nidja Noongar boodja (Hello, welcome to Noongar country) Did you know that Noongar language was not written, but passed down the generations in the spoken word - through stories, art and dance.
There are several ways of pronouncing common words. With our Noongar culture across the south west of WA we are all similar but there are some differences with regards to our language.
The language and pronunciation that we refer on this website and our media might not necessarily be the language that other Noongar people refer to, and this is reflected in the spelling as communities try to record them.
To be Noongar is to belong; it is to have a connection to our languages, our boodja (country), to kaartdijin (knowledge) and to our moort (family / relations). Family is at the heart of Noongar culture.
Below are some links to websites to learn more about Noongar Language:
Noongar Boodjar Langauge Culture Aboriginal Corporation:
Kaartdijin Knowledge - Noongar Knowledge:
The BKB Centre for Nyoongar Culture and Environmental Knowledge is located in Northam, WA.
This centre offers an interactive educational experience that recognises the rich Aboriginal and environmental presence in the Nyoongar Ballardong region.
For BKB website click on the link below:
While NKAC can provide guidance, all matters associated with registered heritage sites, you should make contact with the SWALSC on 9358 7400.
Noongar people's have their native title rights recognised in the south west of WA. resulting in the South West Native Title Settlement — a formal recognition that Noongar people have maintained a relationship with Noongar boodja. Under this settlement the SWALSC is setting up six regional corporations for: Yued, Whadjuk, Ballardong, Gnaala Karla Boodja, SW Boojarah and Wagyk Kaip
South West native Title Settlement Story: SWALSC 'You Tube' Video link below: https://youtu.be/JhdTHad7ajY
Noongar Cultural Information covering all six Noongar regions in the South West can be found on the SWALSC Cultural Website:
Information about Aboriginal lands use under the Act, including permissions and offences under sections 10, 16, 17 and 18.
Copy of Act - Click on the link below:
The Government's Due Diligence Guidelines assist land users to understand their obligations under the Act. Contact Department of Planning, Lands & Heritage to discuss your circumstances.
Due Diligence document - Click on link below: