Yorkas Nyinning Building

Western Australian Botanic Garden, Kings Park WA 6005, Australia

Yorkas Nyinning buildingThe Yorkas Nyinning building is located within the Western Australian Botanic Garden, near the corner of Lovekin Drive and Forrest Drive in Kings Park. Built in the early 1970's, and designed by Alex Doepel, the pavilion building is most often used for the delivery of environmental education programs for school children.

In 1979, the Sesquicentenary Women's Committee had a commemorative limestone wall built behind an apron stage on the site. The wall, with a bas-relief by sculptor Athanasios Kalamaras, commemorates the contribution of women to the development of Western Australia from infancy to maturity. First known as Minmarra Gun Gun, the name was changed to Yorkas Nyinning following a request by the local Nyoongar community. It translates to 'place where the spirits of women rest'.

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Bold Park disruption

Banksia Carpark in Bold Park is currently closed to the public due to stormwater damage.

Works at Mount Eliza Reservoir

The Water Corporation will be conducting upgrade works to the Mount Eliza Reservoir inlet in Kings Park from mid-June.

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Poolgarla Family Area launched

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) is proud to announce the launch of Poolgarla Family Area, formerly known as Lotterywest Family Area.

'For People & Plants' Special Issue

Stories of ecosystem restoration success are showcased in the latest Special Issue of the Friends of Kings Park magazine 'For People & Plants'.

Kings Park Festival 2021

The countdown is on to the biggest celebration of wildflowers in WA - Kings Park Festival! Running throughout September, the Festival will celebrate the amazing flora of Western Australia blossoming across the State and the thousands of wildflowers in full bloom in Kings Park and Bold Park.

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