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|About||The Bilya Koort Boodja Centre of Nyoongar Culture and Environmental Knowledge is located in the Shire of Northam on the foreshore of the Avon River.|
The Bilya Koort Boodja Centre of Nyoongar Culture and Environmental Knowledge is located in the Shire of Northam on the foreshore of the Avon River in Northam’s CBD. It was developed as a regional tourist attraction offering an interactive educational experience that recognises the rich Aboriginal and environmental presence in the Avon River region.
The Centre will protect, celebrate and share the culture of the Nyoongar peoples and highlight innovative land management practices that draws upon the knowledge of the land’s traditional custodians.
The Bilya Koort Boodja Centre offers an opportunity to better reflect the Aboriginal culture in the region and encourages an understanding of how to better develop our local environment. The Centre has a range of objectives and their achievement will bring a series of benefits to the community.
Social Cohesion - Recognizing the crossover of environmental interests and their interpretation through Aboriginal culture will encourage integration within our community and region.
Community - Providing a focal point for people of various cultural orientations to come together with common interests to understand and respect difference within our community.
Tourism - Development of a regional tourism focal point for culture in Northam and the Avon.
Economic - Providing opportunities cultural based business opportunities in and around the Centre.
“The Bilya Koort Boodja Centre is a place to keep and hold our culture sacred.”
“You can come and hear about our culture and know what it means to us.”