Hon Ben Wyatt LLB MSc MLA

Hon Ben Wyatt LLB MSc MLA

Treasurer; Minister for Finance; Aboriginal Affairs; Lands

    Interpretive signage trails share Noongar history at Alkimos Beach for Reconciliation Week

    1/06/2019 10:15 AM
    • Reconciliation Week event at Alkimos Beach officially opens one of a kind Interpretive Signage Trail network
    • Three, family friendly trails link natural areas of Alkimos Beach sharing local history through audio stories
    • 2019 Reconciliation Week theme of Grounded in Truth, Walk Together in Courage comes alive at Alkimos Beach during guided walking tours of local history trails 

    Lands and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt today launched three innovative interpretive signage trails at LandCorp's Alkimos Beach estate celebrating indigenous and local history.


    Marking Reconciliation Week, the trails are designed to promote cultural awareness and celebrate the rich indigenous contribution to the culture of the area.


    The interpretive signage trails were specifically designed to create a permanent learning trail around the community.


    There are currently three defined trails in the neighbourhood and natural areas of Alkimos Beach that incorporate four key interpretive themes - Noongar history, recent history, sustainability, and flora and fauna.


    Additional trails and signs are planned to be added as Alkimos continues to grow.


    The interpretive signage feature eight inbuilt audio stories designed to enhance the residents' experience of the local Alkimos area, and help provide a connection to pride and place through storytelling and celebrating the importance of Noongar history.


    The trails were designed in close collaboration with Kambarang Aboriginal Corporation and Ecoscape, together with the City of Wanneroo and local community groups.


    Comments attributed to Lands and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt:


    "The Alkimos Beach interpretive signage trails are a fantastic opportunity for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to gain a greater understanding of the culture and lands that we live with and on.


    "This is a fitting way to acknowledge our Aboriginal heritage amongst our stunning coastline and the beautiful landscape on the fringe of our city.


    "These uplifting trails, located close to Perth, allow for a better understanding of Aboriginal culture that was here long before European settlement."


    Minister's office - 6552 5900