Perth is crossed by hundreds of kilometres of walking trails, covering areas of unspoilt bushland, estuaries and our iconic river systems. Many of these trails have significant links back to Noongar heritage and the plants and wildlife in the area can explain the lifestyles of our indigenous people.
As part of the federal government’s National Landcare Program (NLP) Perth NRM partnered with Absolute Trail Planning to produce a series of interactive signage retelling the history and Noongar stories relating to the area.
Working with the Shire of Kalamunda and the City of Cambridge the signs have been placed on the Bibbulmun track and at Perry Lakes. A further sign will eventually be installed at Lesmurdie Falls.
Whadjuk Elder Neville Collard voiced the recordings which detail stories dating back to the dreamtime and talk about the ways in which the Noongar people used the area for food, shelter and medicine, how place names came about and highlight the deep respect the people had for their land.
Using your mobile phone scan the QR code found on the sign to listen to the stories and gain a greater appreciation of the traditional history of the area and land as you walk through Noongar Boodja – the country of the Aboriginal people in the south-west of Western Australia.