as the original
custodians of this land
On Sunday 1 October
2006 Ms Marie Taylor, Noongar Elder and Associate Lecturer at the
Cultural Centre, Murdoch University [...read more],
unveiled a plaque in the grounds of St Columba's.
Is was fitting that the
parish acknowledge the Noongar people in this way and at this time,
especially following the recent Federal Court land rights decision
Noongar land claim over the metropolitan area of
Perth [...read more].
The plaque acknowledges the
Noongar people as the original custodians of this land.
written in both English and Noongar language.
The plaque is placed in our
native garden, near some grass trees (Balga in Noongar language),
which are of great significance to the Noongar people.