Kings Park Education celebrates the Park’s connection to Aboriginal history and culture through an exciting range of school programs and special events.
Kings Park’s growing contribution to curriculum-based Indigenous education is featured in a limited edition ‘Newspapers In Education’ teaching resource which were delivered free to most WA schools on Thursday, 29 August. Packs of 35 student workbooks and other resources were delivered to school libraries.
Aboriginal programs offered by Kings Park Education include 'From Firesticks to Fireworks', the Nyoongar Boodja events and the recently released 'Chunyart and the Cheeky Parrot'.
Kings Park’s connection to local Nyoongar people has also influenced the Park’s artworks, landscape design and special events such as the Kings Park Festival. Nestled in the heart of the State Botanic Garden, is the Beedawong amphitheatre; meaning 'celebration' or 'meeting place'.
Installations by local Aboriginal artists can also be found along the Lotterywest Federation Walkway. Further information can be found in a series of brochures available from this website and the Visitor Information Centre.
Visitors can also enjoy a free, self-guided Boodja Gnarning Walk that explores Nyoongar use of the land, a guided experience with Indigenous Heritage Tours and Aboriginal artworks at the Aboriginal Art Gallery retail outlet along Fraser Avenue in Kings Park.
The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is committed to promoting local Aboriginal culture through its Reconciliation Action Plan, Kings Park Education programs and landscape design.
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