Kaal Yimniny

by lucy wilson,

New Public Space gets a Whadjuk Nyoongar name - Kaal Yimniny

On 28 April 2020, City of Perth Commissioners endorsed the Whadjuk Nyoongar name Kaal yimniny meaning ‘fire here’ for a new public space in the City’s east end. Kaal yimniny refers to the area historically being used for fires, with the new space due to include overhead lighting, outdoor dining seating, raised planters and endemic planting.

The creation of a new public space on the corner of Hay and Pier Streets offered a unique opportunity to give the space a Whadjuk Nyoongar name and continue to acknowledge, recognise and engage with the traditional owners of city lands - the Whadjuk Nyoongar people.

The proposed name for the new public space has been selected by the City’s Elders Advisory Group, supported by South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council and confirmed by the Noongar Language Centre. The City is pleased to confirm that this new place name has now also been formally supported by Landgate and will appear on City wayfinding signage, maps and in ongoing promotional material.

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