Pre-contact indigenous Fremantle
Consultations were held between Noongar Elders and Fremantle Ports’ representatives in 2009. Numerous ideas were generated as a result of workshops facilitated by consulting anthropologists Ken Macintyre and Barb Dobson at Fremantle Ports. All the Elders agreed that a map of pre-contact indigenous Fremantle should be created which showed the original topographic and vegetation features … Continued
Aborigines and the Cottesloe Coast
The following paper was presented by consulting anthropologist Ken Macintyre at the Fish Habitat Protection Area (FHPA) Seminar sponsored by Coastcare in May 2004. It was during mid to late summer (birok, Dec-Jan) and burnoru (Feb-March) that indigenous people used to frequent a place called Mudurup (pronounced Moodoorup) which we now know as the Cottesloe coastal … Continued
Protecting “Living Water”: involving Western Australian Aboriginal communities in the management of groundwater quality issues
All water bodies were believed to have been created in the Dreaming by large water snakes known as Tjila, Kunian, Wanambi or Wagyl.
Beyond 2000 – Future Directions in Marine Education
Discussing the process of generating community awareness of the conservation value of our coastal and marine environment at Cottesloe, and how the community develops a sense of custodianship over its marine resources and protects its valued resources through education and ‘soft’ policing’.
Factoring Aboriginal Environmental Values in Major Planning Projects
‘We’re not against development….Why can’t you mob listen to us and meet us halfway. You can have your development and we can keep our bushland and keep the rivers clean for your children and ours. What we are against is cutting down all the vegetation, dirtying up the rivers and groundwater and planting all those … Continued