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A statue of a Bibbulmun woman and a dingo denotes the importance of the area to Nyoongar people. ‘Bibbul’ means ‘breast’, hence the Bibbulmun clan name indicates that they were a matrilineal society (succession was via the mother).
The original inhabitants of this area were the Oor-dal-kalla people, the family group of Yellagonga, a prominent Aboriginal elder highly regarded in Nyoongar culture. It is from the Oor-dal-kalla people that Joondalup derives its name. The Nyoongar word is Doondalup and it means ‘the lake that glistens’.
|Address:||Boas Avenue, Neil Hawkins Park, Joondalup, 6027|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -31.743056|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.