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The word Nyungar means "a person of the south-west of Western Australia". Nyungar is identified as a single language, but there are several ways of pronouncing it, which is reflected in the different ways to spell the word. Nyungar are made up of 14 clan groups with seven dialectic groups.
Sorry-Day-Hands-Project

The City of Rockingham is situated within a specific clan group, the Whadjuk people on Nyungar Country. 

The City would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which Rockingham stands, the Nyungar people. We pay our respects to the local elders and leaders both past and present.

Reconciliation Action Plan

The City of Rockingham’s Reconciliation Action Plan is a formal document, which provides a way forward and acknowledges the gap in the health and wellbeing between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and other Australians.

The City’s vision for reconciliation is to help build a community that welcomes diversity and celebrates difference. Our focus is on three aspects:

  1. Building relationships
  2. Fostering respect
  3. Developing opportunities.

The City’s RAP empowers the City of Rockingham to engage in building relationships in the community, fostering mutual respect and supporting and facilitating opportunities for Aboriginal people.

If you have any comments or suggestions about the Reconciliation Action Plan, please contact the City of Rockingham's Community Capacity Building department on 08 9528 0399 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

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Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Plan PDF 855 kb


Reconciliation Week

Bush Babies Elders Portrait Exhibition


To acknowledge and celebrate National Reconciliation Week 2017 the City will host Bush Babies: Honouring our Elders born in the bush. The exhibition features portraits and photographs that honour the strength and resilience of Nyungar Elders from the Wheatbelt, and will run from 26 May – 11 June 2017.  Viewings daily from 10am to 3pm at the Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street Rockingham.

For more information, contact the City on 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

The tour of this exhibition is managed by ART ON THE MOVE.


Bush Babies

NAIDOC Week 2017

NAIDOC Week is about all Australians coming together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The theme for NAIDOC Week 2017 is "Our Languages Matter", which highlights and celebrates the unique, essential and ongoing role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity.

Get involved and enjoy this series of free events being held in Rockingham this NAIDOC Week.


NAIDOC-Events

 

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