UWA launches Indigenous cafe at Reid Library

UWA launches Indigenous cafe at Reid Library

THE University of WA has launched its first Aboriginal café to recognise traditional landowners.

The Quobba Gnarning café officially opened on Friday September 23 with support of the UWA Indigenous Department and WA Student Aboriginal Corporation (WASAC).

WASAC president Tyson McEwan said the aim of the café was to create a place for everyone which proudly recognised Indigenous people as its original landowners.

“This café if not just a healthy food hub, it is a place of welcoming, acceptance and healing,” he said.

“The project has been a labour of love for all involved and we hope that is reflected in the name, design, product offering and welcoming feel.

“I hope Quobba Gnarning fulfils its desire to bring people together and enhances the campus’s sense of community. This is just the start and I look forward to continuing these positive initiatives on and off campus over the years to come.”

The café is located centrally at UWA within the Reid Library and is open to the public Monday to Saturday.