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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
Long: 115.778056
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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