Speaking for Themselves
The Aboriginal Noongar people of Bunbury tell their own history publicly for the first time. For the first time, visitors can also hear some of that history in the ancient Aboriginal Noongar language.
Speaking for Themselves is the new Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre’s acknowledgement of the people who occupied the area for tens of thousands of years before European settlers arrived.
In an interactive audio visual display, visitors can choose to listen to the Noongar language of the south west Aboriginal people or hear four very different histories of what it was like to grow up as an Aboriginal person in the Bunbury area. Learn of the moving story of the recent development of the Wardandi Memorial Park, where Aboriginal remains have been interred close to the city centre.
The Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre opens Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.