A smoking ceremony, led by Nyoongar statesman Dr Richard Walley on 17 September 2018, has helped prepare for an important new project in Kings Park.

Volunteer Hub smoking ceremony

The ceremony was held to deter bad spirits and pay respects to Aboriginal ancestors and the land before construction begins on Kings Park’s first purpose-built volunteer facility. Representatives from Kings Park volunteer groups, Lotterywest, staff and the design team participated in the ceremony.

The $2.4 million facility has been named ‘Wanju Marr’, a Nyoongar term meaning ‘welcome hand’, and is fully funded by the Friends of Kings Park and Lotterywest. It will provide dedicated facilities for seven-days per week volunteer operations covering a range of roles including garden and bushland care, administration, maintenance, education and other activities.

Friends of Kings Park president Pippa Moodie said Wanju Marr is a great example of Lotterywest and the Friends working together.

‘Together, the Friends of Kings Park and Lotterywest have delivered $13 million in projects over more than 20 years to Kings Park and the community,’ she said.

Wanju Marr is due to open around September 2019.

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