Perth’s Noongar heritage recognised at opening of Whadjuk walking trails

Cambridge Mayor Keri Shannon at the end of the new Whadjuk Trail.
Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au   d448305
Cambridge Mayor Keri Shannon at the end of the new Whadjuk Trail. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d448305

THE Western Suburbs Regional Organisation Councils (WESROC) has recognised Perth’s Noongar heritage with the opening of two additional Whadjuk walking trails in the western suburbs.

The trails, Karda Bidi and Karak Bidi, were officially opened last month, adding 21.9km to the Whadjuk trails.

Noongar elder Neville Collard conducted the welcome to country and presented the message stick to the City of Nedlands Mayor Max Hipkins.

Mr Hipkins said the launch of the trails was a proud moment for WESROC and the community.

“This launch represents more than expanding the Whadjuk network, it recognises Perth’s Noongar heritage and urban bushland,” he said.

“This is also represented in the partnership and work that WESROC has carried out with Noongar elder Neville Collard in capturing the history of the area and Noongar lore for walkers to enjoy on their smart phones as they walk the track.”

For more information or to visit the trails visit www.whadjulwalkingtrails.org.au.