Moorn Maali by Cyndy Moody - raffia and wool swan

Community art strengthens bonds

Nyoongar people regard art as an important way to continue to connect to their culture. The Community Arts Network has worked with communities on Ballardong country to help people connect, express themselves and share their culture through art. These projects have resulted in the creation of beautiful artworks, celebrating culture and strengthening community bonds.

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Bilya Koort Boodja

Centre for Nyoongar culture and environmental knowledge

Bilya Koort Boodja is a bold and beautifully displayed showcase of the region’s Ballardong Nyoongar culture. In a region still bearing the emotional scars of the Stolen Generations, Bilya Koort Boodja...


Minson Ave
Northam WA 6401

Open Hours

7 days 9am - 4pm

More from the Bilya Koort Boodja

Kinship moieties - a visual representation

Aboriginal people place kinship at the heart of their culture and have long observed complex kinship systems. A person’s place in the kinship system defines not only their family relationships but...

Weapon holding waiste bands

As the people of Northam gathered in excitement at the upcoming opening of Bilya Koort Boodja, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people began to fashion tools in the ways of Aboriginal ancestors, for...

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