Celebrations planned to remember Winjan

Events and activities are planned to celebrate the life of one of the most significant indigenous people of recent times.

The centrepiece is likely to be a public artwork that embodies the essence of Winjan along with an arts-heritage trail that identifies significant sites leading from the Winjan campsite at Halls Head to the final artwork.

Three possible sites for the artwork include Mandjar Square between Mandurah Performing Arts Centre and the cinema, the eastern foreshore and Stingray Point.

The project is the realisation of the council’s Reconciliation Action Plan to increase Aboriginal art work in community spaces and a demonstration of reconciliation and respect.

A key aspect will be a focus on celebrating indigenous culture including the gathering of stories about the Aboriginal journey across the years and increasing original artwork in the community.

Winjan’s story could also be incorporated in the Stretch Festival and other events.