Cultural Recognition

This is Whadjuk and Yued Noongar Country.

Noongar people are the traditional owners and custodians of the south-west of Western Australia. Noongar boodjar (country) is defined by 14 different areas with three (3) dialectal groups.

Whadjuk and Yued are the names of the dialectal groups from the Wanneroo area in which Yanchep National Park is situated.

  • <p>Tours at Wangi Mia offer a unique cultural experience to visitors of the park. </p> <p>This photograph was taken in the Wangi Mia Meeting Place. The photo focuses on Aboriginal tools made of natural elements. These are brown in colour and sit on a fluffy brown and cream rug. Behind them in the distance is a triangle shaped brown tent made of natural items. There is a natural wooden fence behind the tent with green plants and a native grass tree. The tree has a black and brown trunk and long, thin spikey leaves that are green in colour. </p>
  • <p>Yorga Mia (Woman’s Place)</p>
  • <p>This is the Yorga Mia within Wangi Mia. Yorga Mia is a place for women to meet.</p> <p>This photograph was taken within Wangi Mia in a space called Yorga Mia, which is a place for women to meet. There is a triangle cubby structure made of brown tree branches with a lot of brown leaves. There is brown dirt surrounding the structure with cream limestone rocks and trees with thick brown trunks and green leaves. To the left of the cubby, there is a sculpture of a woman. The sculpture is cream in colour and sits on a limestone block. The blue sky can be seen through the trees above. </p>
  • <p>Welcome to Wangi Mia. Wangi Mia is a place for talking and sharing stories.</p> <p>This photograph was taken outside of the Wangi Mia Meeting Place. There is a wooden sign in the shape of a boomerang. It is brown in colour with painted artwork on each end that is blue, green, yellow and white in colour. There is white writing in the centre that reads “WANGI MIA”. </p><p>The building has a large, sheltered veranda with brown wooden beams. The building has a small, enclosed room with dark coloured wood beams and a window on each side enclosed by a thick white flywire screen. Underneath the window is a small light-coloured wooden arm rest which sits on a cream limestone base. </p><p>The photograph shows the Aboriginal artwork in Wangi Mia, seating areas and the large trees in the park. </p>
  • <p>Aboriginal artwork at Wangi Mia. </p>
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