The Wadjak Nyoongar (Mooro) people traditionally occupied the area that is now the Perth metropolitan region (where the City of Stirling lies) for over 40,000 years.
Wadjak is one of 14 language groups that are part of the Nyoongar nation, that cover the south west of Western Australia.
They lived in extended family groups, caring for the area through cultural ceremonies such as song, dance and the use of fire. Access to certain areas such as the ocean was regulated according to the season, the status of a family group member, totem and the presence of sacred sites.
The City of Stirling respects and honours the Elders past, present and future. We are committed to improving the relationship between non-Indigenous Australians and our Aboriginal communities.
Mooro People’s Knowledge Trail
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A totem is an object or animal that is believed, by a particular society, to have spiritual significance.