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The fascinating history of Kings Park

Discover the history and cultural significance of Kaarta Koomba (Kings Park) in this interactive walk through the WA Botanic Garden.

Learn how the Wadjuk Nyoongar people were guided by the six seasons and used plants and animals for food, shelter, tools and medicine. Through role-play, discuss the first European explorers to the Swan River Colony and consider changes that have taken place in Perth from early settlement to today.

'A great learning journey. The children were fascinated!' - Year 5 Teacher

Outcomes

By the end of this program students will:

  • Discover the history of Kings Park
  • Understand the importance of Kings Park to Nyoongar people
  • Discover how Nyoongars used plants and animals for food, medicine and shelter
  • Learn the story of the first Europeans to reach this land through dramatisation
  • Create a journey stick to record their personal journey through Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

You may also be interested in a Nyoongar glossary for local Aboriginal words that are used within this website.

Location: Pioneer Women's Memorial Area

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Flower thefts

We’re calling for help from the people of Perth to catch thieves stealing large quantities of flowers and foliage from Kings Park.

Visitor reminder

Under BGPA Regulations, an infringement may be issued if the driver of a vehicle does not remain within Kings Park's boundaries.

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Congratulations to the Friends

Kings Park and Botanic Garden extends a big congratulations to the Friends of Kings Park who were today presented with a $100,000 grant from Lotterywest for the 2019 Kings Park Festival.

Wildflower photography competition

The Kings Park Festival 'Flowers in Focus' photography competition is now open to amateur photographers in Western Australia.

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