City of Cockburn, PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC, Western Australia, 6965
Telephone: (08) 9411 3444

ABORIGINAL SERVICES IN CITY OF COCKBURN

The City of Cockburn acknowledges that we stand on the traditional lands of the Nyungar people. Nyungar is the generic name that describes people whose ancestors originally occupied and continue to occupy the whole South West.

Beeliar are one of the clans of the Whadjuk group of Nyungar, which is what we know today as the City of Cockburn is Beeliar Boodjar.

The City of Cockburn's vision for reconciliation is to create an inclusive community with strong relationships across cultures based on mutual respect and understanding.

Our actions will contribute to the goal of closing the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians so that all people can be valued and participate fully in the Cockburn community.

Nidja City Cockburn baal djinang dandjoo-koorl moort-al warn moorditj kenyak yambo boola-boola dudjarak koordoodjinyal wer kaadadjiny. Ngaalang warn boorder-be dandidin djit kardakor Nyungar wer Torres Strait Islander wer warma noonakutt wagbella ali bandang moort baalap booder-be yokiny wer banga Cockburn moort.

(Nyungar language translation by Sealin Garlett
& Charmaine Bennell)

 

aboriginal women dancing

OUR PROGRAMS | LATEST EVENTS

OUR DOCUMENTS

ABORIGINAL REFERENCE GROUP

Contact Us:

Aboriginal Community Development Officer
Samantha Mourish - READ MORE

Phone: 9411 3444 
Email: smourish01@cockburn.wa.gov.au or
Email: barbara@cockburn.wa.gov.au

 

The Aboriginal Community Development Officer

Just a few of the things your ACDO can help you out with: 

  • Builds and strengthens relationships between the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and the City of Cockburn
  • Supports the development and implementation of culturally appropriate events, activities, and programs
  • Raises awareness of Aboriginal culture and history  

Contact Samantha Mourish on  9411 3444 or smourish01@cockburn.wa.gov.au

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Reference Group

City of Cockburn's Aboriginal Reference Group

 

ARG Committee 2015

The Aboriginal Reference Group meets monthly to :

Provide a point of contact and liaison between the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and the City of Cockburn.

Encourage communication, participation and sharing of information and knowledge.

Provide a leadership, advocacy and advisory role. 

Strengthen understanding and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and achievements. 

LATEST EVENTS
Please check back for the latest Aboriginal Events being run by the City of Cockburn.

Celebrating National Reconciliation Week 2016 
27 May to 3 May 2016National Reconciliation Week 2016

Cultural Walk & Picnic cultural walk & picnic

Join local Nyungar guides Leonard Thorn and Marissa Verma for a fascinating morning of cultural stories and guided walks.

When: 28 May 2016 Saturday

Time: 9.30 - 11am

Location: Progress Drive, Bibra Lake

Light refreshments provided - please bring a picnic lunch

Cost: FREE EVENT

 

Need more info on this event or any others?

T: 9411 3444
E: smourish01@cockburn.wa.gov.au 
E: customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au

ONGOING PROGRAMS CURRENTLY RUNNING
Please check back for updates

Kwobarup Social Club (HACC funded)

Kwobarup Social Club is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander seniors and people with disability.

The Club includes transport and meals and provides a chance for people to get out of the house, make and maintain friendships, pursue hobbies and interests, get some exercise and get out into their community.

Please contact us for more information:

Phone: 08 9314 6363
Email: Sam Mourish - smourish01@cockburn.wa.gov.au or Paul Hogan - phogan@cockburn.wa.gov.au
Visit:  cockburn.wa.gov.au/CockburnCommunityCare

 

MY TIME : OUR TIME
A Cockburn Early Years & Cockburn Family support event

Aboriginal Parents & Grandparents Support Group

What will we be doing?

tears and tantrums

Sharing friendship, sharing time, sharing experiences - Listening, Craft, Food, Fun, Friendship, Stories, Learning Family Connection.

  • Cost: Free - (Free childcare)
  • Where: Coolbellup Community Hub, 90 Cordelia Avenue, Coolbellup
  • Day: Meets weekly on Wednesday (School term)
  • Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm

More Info: Phone Jayne or 9411 3855 or Linda on 9411 3851 or email jmceniry@cockburn.wa.gov.au

MY TIME is an Australian Government initiative coordinated by the Parenting Research Centre and locally coordinated and supported by Ngala Community Services

storylines - state library of western australia

STORYLINES - State Library of Western Australia

Storylines is a State Library of Western Australia initiative to explore with the community the last 125 years of Aboriginal history through  our heritage collections.
 
You can now use a guest login to view, print and engage with hundreds of photographs of Western Australian Aboriginal people and places online.

http://storylines.slwa.wa.gov.au

The project team is working with community members and individuals to identify many of the people and places in photographs held at the J.S. Battye Library of West Australian History.

For more information on the project visit the project page online: www.slwa.wa.gov.au/for/indigenous_australians/storylines 

The project team looks forward to sharing more photographs and stories in the coming months, and can be contacted directly at 
storylines@slwa.wa.gov.au

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OUR DOCUMENTS

Welcome to Country | Acknowledgement of Country

 

Reconciliation
Action Plan
2013 - 2016

Beeliar Boodjar
History Booklet

Nyungar Wardan
Katitjin
Bidi Derbal Nara
(People's Ocean Knowledge Trail of
Cockburn Sound & Districts)
www.derbalnara.org.au 

Nyungar Tourist
Trail at Port Coogee

click to read the Reconcilliation Action Plan click to read more about Beeliar Boodjar click to read more about Derbal Nara
click to dload

 

 

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