Nidja Nyoongar Boodja

aboriginal artefacts display
Nyoongar elder Richard Wilkes gave the welcome to country at the launch of the new interactive display.
February 11, 2016

A special interactive display, which recognises and reflects the ancient traditional connections of the Nyoongar people to the land around Fiona Stanley Hospital, has been installed in the main entrance of the building.

Called Nidja Nyoongar Boodja (this is Nyoongar Country), the display includes Aboriginal artefacts found on the site during construction and an audio-visual touchscreen that shows maps and images of traditional plant and animal resources.

Representatives from Aboriginal families with connections to the land on which the hospital is located, attended the official launch of the new display.

FSH Acting Executive Director Dr Paul Mark said the display would be available for all of our visitors, staff and patients to enjoy and to learn more about Nyoongar culture.

“We are pleased that our hospital can play a part in recognising the Nyoongar heritage associated with this area,” Dr Mark said.
“I am sure this display will make a real contribution to the understanding of Aboriginal culture and history on these lands.”