The Nowanup Meeting Place is launched, in style!
Noongar dancers gave a powerful performance at the Nowanup Meeting Place launch. Photo Paula Deegan.
Kaya! Kaya! Two years after the Elders decided to establish a meeting place, and after it had been constructed and used for many, many events and gatherings, the Meeting Place was formally launched. Noongar Elders organised the event with Greening Australia, and invited WA Minister for Environment David Templeman to do the honours. He did that well, starting with five minutes of fluent Noongar, stunning all of us who had no idea that he was fluent. It was a great way to round off a great day. Special congratulations to Eugene Eades, who has worked long and hard to bring the project to fruition.
Hazel Brown addresses the guests at the Nowanup Meeting Place launch. Photo Helen Heydenrych
WA Environment Minister David Templeman officially launched the Nowanup Meeting Place. Photo Helen Heydenrych
Alma Woods speaks at the launch. Photo Helen Heydenrych
Eugene Eades at the launch of the Nowanup Meeting Place. Eugene was instrumental in the creation of the Meeting Place. Photo courtesy Shell Reconnections.