The Kodja Place
Interpreting the shared history of Kojonup, the Kodja Place shows what is possible when a community works together. The centre unpacks ‘multi-cultural points of view about the land, life and history’ in the Kojonup area. Outside, the site includes the rose maze and three stories from Noongar, English and Italian women: Yoondi, Elizabeth and Maria. Inside you can view items and read stories from many of Kojonup’s citizens, Noongars and Non-Indigenous alike. Walk through a replica of the Reserve house, similar to those found on the local Aboriginal Reserve. Hear the moving words of Elvie Riley as she talks about life on the reserve. View items from the region's farming history, like an overhead shearing plant and sheep stock ear tags. The interpretative displays also give an insight into the people of the region and changing attitudes to farming, such as Boscabel’s Dick Mathwin's frustration, “Bloody hell, I spent 40 years of my working life knocking down trees and now you want me to plant them again!” The site also includes a gift shop, café and visitor centre to find out more information about the region.