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Of the fourteen *Noongar language groups, the people who live in the Perth region are known as the Whadjuk people. During the early days of settlement, Mundy (Munday) (pronounced mun-dee) was one of the most important and successful negotiators for the Whadjuk community. The name can be recognised in Mundy Regional Park and Mundy Swamp.
Local Aboriginal Stories and artwork about our seasons, native flora and fauna, as well as the audio stories of Maamba and Joobaitch are available.
Find out more about the City's History and Heritage here
*Noongar is the general name for Aboriginal people in the south-west of Western Australia.
Six Seasons Artwork by Aurora Abraham
The City support many initiatives to help educate and support the community to learn and care for our diverse range of native flora and fauna species in our region. Our education officers often engage with local schools and support centres to help highlight to students ways they can contribute and connect to their local environment and community. If you would like to know more please get in contact the City of Kalamunda team to arrange a school incursion and learn more about how the City can support your education of students in our local environment.
Some City of Kalamunda programs which schools and education centres can get involved include:
With such a diverse environment in our region, education is key to ensure our bushlands can continue to thrive. Using our programs to nurture our flora and fauna habitats, our bushland is aided through various management and community initiatives.
Green Lab 2030 // Millennium Kids from Rae Fallon on Vimeo.
Junior Landcare (Australia)Share a common vision to provide children the opportunity to play an active role in ensuring the safe future of their environment.Junior Landcare Community Website: juniorlandcare.org.au/junior-landcare-communityJunior Landcare Educator Hub: juniorlandcare.org.au/educator-hub
Some measures the City undertake to promote sustainability within the community include:
Youth & Families with Children
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.