South West Aboriginal Land & Sea Council

The South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council (SWALSC) recognise the importance of documenting and capturing stories of Noongar people. Kaartdijin in Noongar means ‘knowledge’. Noongar people have lived in the south-west of Western Australia for more than 45,000 years. The aim of the Kaartdijin website is to share the richness of our knowledge, culture and history in order to strengthen our community and promote wider understanding.

For thousands of years Noongar people have resided on and had cultural connection to the booja – land. Everything in our vast landscape has meaning and purpose. We speak our own language and have our own lore and customs. 

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Explore the Kaartdijin Noongar website for a rich and vibrant collection of stories, photographs and films from past and present. Teachers can read how Kaartdijin Noongar links to English, History and Geography curriculums.

See the Noongar calendar. Interact with the seasonal calendar via Bureau of Meteorology, and journey through a year of change with Noongar cultural knowledge.

Learn Noongar language. Dive deeper into Noongar language through stories, word puzzles, Noongar music and games.

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