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Building on 6 years of delivering Place Names around South Western Australia with Moodjar Consultancy, Community Arts Network is excited to continue this work in Melville with strong collaboration and initiation from the City of Melville.

A shared vision for the project has been created which acknowledges and brings together all parties in this unique partnership.

Workshops began online in March 2022 to support participants to stay engaged through COVID. Face to face workshops are currently underway with lead facilitators Whadjuk Nyungar Elders Len Collard from Moodjar Consultancy and Geri Hayden working alongside artists Natalie Scholtz and Sandy McKendrick. The Place Names team are working towards a celebration in the second half of the year.

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Truth telling and healing, through deep engagement with Noongar kaartdijin bidi (knowledge trail), to decode, express and celebrate the ancient Noongar place names in Melville with the community.

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