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This city is Wadjuk Country : Aboriginal heritage in the City of Perth before 1829 / author: Professor Leonard Collard and Dr Tod Jones ; designer: Brown Cow Design
Bib ID 6540181
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline [cartographic image, text, sheet]
Collard, Leonard, author
Online Versions
Scale Scale not given (E 115°52'/S 31°57'). 
Description [Perth, Western Australia] : City of Perth, [2014] 
1 map : colour ; 22 x 48 cm, on sheet 42 x 60 cm, folded to 21 x 10 cm 

Karla Yarning : stories of the home fires.


"The Karla Yarning maps enable visitors to take a journey to discover the importance Aboriginal heritage holds in the history of our city. This city is Wadjuk country, explores Wadjuk Noongar history before the arrival of white settlers in 1829. On this walk you will get a feel for the way Wadjuk people lived before white settlement."--Publishers website.

Partial contents
  • On verso: View from Mount Eliza / by Frederick Garling, 1827. Image courtesy of the Janet Holmes a Court Collection
  • Plan for the townsite of Perth Western Australia (detail) / by A Hillman, 1838. Image courtesy of the History Centre, City of Perth Library.

Map of the City of Perth, Western Australia showing important Aboriginal heritage sites before 1829.

Panel title.

"Noongar means people and refers to the Australian Aboriginal people from the southwest of Western Australia. Wadjuk Noongar are the traditional owners of the Perth area. Karla means home fire in Noongar. Karla yarning is discussing and interrogating the Wadjuk Noongar homeland, the city of Perth. The information contained in this map was overseen by a group of senior Aboriginal people including Wadjuk boordiya moort (Wadjuk leadership families) assisted by non-Aboriginal and Wadjuk Noongar researchers. The statements of the Cultural Advisors included in this brochure were recorded during the consultation for this project between November 2013 and May 2014. Their purpose is to express the living koora, yeye, boodawan Berrit (past, present and future) of the city."

"Project partners. Lotterywest supported. Government of Western Australia, Department of Foreign Affairs. Curtin University. City of Perth".

Includes index to places of interest, text, and photographs.

Also available online: Address as at 13/08/2014:

Subjects Noongar (Australian people) -- History -- Maps.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Perth -- History -- Maps.  |  Dance - Ceremonial.  |  Noongar / Nyungar / Nyungah people (W41) (WA SI50)  |  Sites - Sites of significance.  |  Perth Metropolitan Area (W.A.) -- Maps.  |  Perth (W.A.) -- Maps.  |  Perth (SW WA SH50-14)  |  Swan River (SW WA SH50-14)
Time Coverage 1829 
Form/genre Tourist maps.
Other authors/contributors Jones, Tod, author  |  Perth (W.A. : Municipality), issuing body  |  Brown Cow Design

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