Nyoongar Words and Definitions

(bal-gah) native grass tree (Xanthorrea)
(baar-dee) witchetty grub
(beel-i-yar) traditional name for the Swan River
(bib-ool) native Paperbark tree with many uses
(bi-rok) Aboriginal season of the young in December and January
(bu-dj-ah) the land
Boodja Gnarning
(bu-dj-ah nar-ning) food from the land
(bee-du-wong) meeting place
(bu-noo-roo) Aboriginal season of the adolescence in February and March
(chune-yart) twenty-eight parrot
(ker-rob-o-ree) traditional dance
(ji-run) Aboriginal season of adulthood in April and May
(jil-bah) Aboriginal season of conception in August and September
Gija Jumulu
(gi-dja joo-ma-loo) boab from the Gija people in the Kimberley region
(gu-nin-in-up) fresh water spring at the base of Mt Eliza
Kaarta Gar-up
(car-tah-gaar-up) traditional name for the distinctive cliff/scarp around Kings Park
Kaarta Koomba
(car-tah-kum-bah) traditional name for Kings Park
(cam-bah-rang) Aboriginal season of birth in October and November
(car-lah) fire, campfire
(cut-a-gin) knowledge, traditional knowledge handed down from one generation to the next
(k-each) spear
(ker-bin) Coastal Sword Sedge
(cod-jah) traditional axe made from stone and wood
(con-dill) native Sheoak tree, good for making kylee (boomerangs).
(koo-ya-mull-up) place of frogs and Men’s area
Kulunga Katitjin
(koo-lun-gah kat-i-jin) children’s learning
(keer-lee) boomerang
(maarm) man/men
(ma-koo-roo) Aboriginal season of fertility in June and July
(my-yat) red gum from the Marri tree, used to help cuts heal
(mih-ro) spear thrower
(my-yah, my-yah) traditional temporary huts
Moora Katta
(mur-ah-cart-ah) the place that we now know as Kings Park
(nyoo-ngah) first people from south-west Western Australia
(tew-art) native Eucalypt tree used for making tools and other implements
(wah-gool) rainbow serpent from the dreamtime
Whadjuk Nyoongar
(wod-juck, nyoong-ar) Nyoongar group from Perth and surrounding regions
(wun-ill) Peppermint Tree, native to the Swan Coastal Plain
(yon-gah) kangaroo
(yon-grah) kangaroos
Yonga Booka
(yong-gah book-a) kangaroo skin cloak
(yor-gah) woman
(yor-grah) women
Yorkas Nyinning
(yor-kis nin-ing) place of rest for women

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The Honour Avenues plaques database contains records of plaques that honour fallen service personnel killed during war service. They are located on May Drive, Lovekin Drive and Marri Walk in Kings Park. Plaques located elsewhere in Kings Park, such as along Fraser Avenue, are not included here.

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  • The database represents current plaque information. Extensive research occurred at the time of each dedication. It may not correspond exactly with other sources presently available. Discrepancies will be highlighted and may be amended in due course.
  • Plaque locations are subject to movement, generally to place relatives or 'brothers-in-arms' together. GPS locations are accurate within approximately 10m.
  • Plaques are sometimes removed for maintenance purposes. Please contact the Honour Avenues Group if you cannot locate the plaque you are seeking.
  • The database will be regularly updated over time and only records accessed via this website should be considered an accurate representation of the Kings Park Honour Avenue plaques.

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To search for a person, enter text in the search field such as surname, first name, service number or plaque number. Search results are sorted by surname in alphabetical order. Searching by service number or plaque number will return exact match records only.

Additional search tools are available to narrow your search, including rank, unit and cause of death. Once you have narrowed your search, each listing provides further details including plaque image and location.

Google streetview provides the opportunity to view most plaques in-situ.

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The Kings Park Honour Avenues location map may also be useful in finding your way, noting that the map offers broad locations only that are subject to change.


Plaque number
A number issued by the Honour Avenues Group for maintenance purposes. The letters at the beginning indicate the location of the plaque;  'M' refers to May Drive, 'L' refers to Lovekin Drive and 'MW' refers to Marri Walk. An A or B after the number, e.g. L92A, indicates that two or more plaques are co-located at the same tree; this indicates that a relationship exists between the service personnel, either as a relative or 'brothers-in-arms'. A location marker symbol next to the plaque number indicates that a GPS location is available for the plaque; plaques that have been temporarily removed will not have a location marker.
Last known rank of each person. The column may contain appointments and ranks depending on the information historically available. Abbreviations used by the Honour Avenues Group are expanded by tooltip and within individual records. Appointment is defined as a title, designation or name given to Army personnel to describe their position or function other than their rank, e.g. Appointment: CQMS (Company Quarter Master Sergeant); Rank: WO2 (Warrant Officer Class 2).
Names of service personnel, provided in the format of 'Surname, First name (Also known as)'.
Service number
Known military service numbers for service personnel. Officers who do not have service numbers are simply tagged as 'Officer'.
Last known unit of each person. Abbreviations used by the Honour Avenues Group are expanded by tooltip and within individual records.
Cause of death
Known cause of death is provided and follows these broad military definitions:
  • Died of Illness (DOIL) - Died from an illness, other than physical injury or wounds, contracted while on war service.
  • Died of Injuries (DOIN) - Died from physical injury, other than illness or battle wounds, sustained while on war service.
  • Died of Wounds (DOW) - Died subsequently from the result of wounds received while in action with the enemy.
  • Died as Prisoner of War (DPOW) - Died while held by the enemy in captivity.
  • Killed in Action (KIA) - Killed while in direct action with the enemy.
  • Killed on Service (KOS) - Killed while in an operational area but not in direct action with the enemy.
Date of death
Known date of death of service personnel.
Place of death
Known place of death of service personnel, where location names follow current country boundaries.
Known age at death of service personnel.
Dedicated by
The person or group who dedicated the plaque and/or the date which the dedication ceremony occured.

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