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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Kings Park access disruption

Part of the Western Path between Monash Avenue and Aberdare Road will be closed from Monday, 8 February 2021 due to construction works on The Kids’ Bridge, pedestrian detours will be in place.

DNA Tower closure

The DNA Tower in Kings Park will be closed from Monday, 8 February 2021 until mid-April 2021 due to maintenance.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden in February-March 2021 due to concert events.

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Farewell and thank you Grady and Lesley

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) would like to extend a sincere thank you and farewell to two of our longest serving staff members, Lesley Hammersley and Grady Brand who will retire from the Authority in December 2020.

Noongar Boodja Six Seasons is back!

Kings Park Education is excited to open bookings for our 2021 program of Noongar Boodja Six Seasons festivals, a celebration of Aboriginal culture, proudly presented by Fugro.

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