Our Vision for Reconciliation

Cockburn vision for reconciliation – English language

The City of Cockburn’s vision for reconciliation is to create an inclusive community with strong relationships across cultures. This vision is 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. This is so all people can be valued and participate in the Cockburn community.

Cockburn vision for reconciliation – Nyungar language

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 the Late Reverend Sealin Garlett and Charmaine Bennell)

Why is reconciliation important?

We are proud of the culture, history and First Nations people of Beeliar Boodjar.

Reconciliation is about building and strengthening respectful and genuine relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.

Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians experience significant differences in health, education, employment and life opportunities compared to non-Aboriginal people. We will work together to overcome inequalities and make our community inclusive and equitable for everyone.

More information and contact

Find out about the City’s Reconciliation Action Plan.

For more information about reconciliation, please contact the City’s Aboriginal Community Development Officer on (08) 9411 3444 or email [email protected]

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Whadjuk Boodja
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Spearwood 6163

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Western Australia, 6965

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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for Country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past and present.