Acknowledgement of Country

Kaya Wanjoo Yued Boodja (pronounced “Kya Wanjoo Yued Booja”)
Hello – Welcome to the land of the Yued Traditional Owners.

The Shire of Gingin would like to acknowledge the Yued people who are the traditional custodians of this land. The Shire would like to pay respect to the Elders past, present and emerging of the Yued Nation. The Shire recognises the living culture of the Yued people and the unique contribution they have made to the Gingin region.

The Yued region covers an area of 20,252km2. Their Booja – meaning ‘their country’ includes the Shires of Coorow, Dalwallinu, Dandaragan, Moora, Gingin, Victoria Plains, Toodyay and Chittering.

Nyoongar camping grounds, birthing areas, festival places, song lines and sacred lore sites are scattered throughout the Yued region. They are very significant and important for the Yued community.

The Shire of Gingin formally recognises the Yued Nyoongar People as an important stakeholder in the development and progression of the Shire.

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Cultural Heritage Management Plan

The Cultural Heritage Management Plan (CHMP) has been initiated and drafted to exist as a living document and to strengthen the continuing partnership between the Shire of Gingin and the Yued Nyoongar People, whose traditional country includes the Shire of Gingin area.

Reconciliation Action Plan

The Shire of Gingin has prepared a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in consultation with the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council, Heritage Advice Australia and Yued Noongar elders as part of our commitment to develop positive social, cultural and economic partnerships within the region.

The initial RAP was developed in 2014 and was officially launched at a ceremony in Guilderton in July 2014 during NAIDOC Week. 

The RAP is regularly reviewed to ensure currency and relevance.