Yorkas Nyinning (Minmara Gun Gun) MemorialPrint Page
The Yorkas Nyinning Memorial is a limestone wall which features a bas relief mural depicting woman at various stages of life. The images on the mural symbolises the role women played in the development of Western Australia from early times to present. The memorial was originally named Minmara Gun Gun (which is an aboriginal word meaning “A place where spirits of women rest”.)
In 2000 it was renamed Yorkas Nyinning meaning women's resting place to respect the association of the local Nyungah people with this region.
|Address:||Forrest Drive , Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Kings Park , 6005|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -31.961664|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Athanasios Kalamaras (Sculptor) S.B. Cann MBE (architect)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 28th January, 1979|
This Memorial Was Originally Named
Minmara - Gun- Gun
A Western Desert Aboriginal Phrase.
It Was Renamed
Meaning Women's Resting Place
To Respect The Association Of The
Local Nyungah People With This Region.
MINMARA - GUN- GUN
An Aboriginal Word Meaning
"A Place Where The Spirits Of Women Rest."
This Sculptured Wall Commemorates The
Contribution Of Women To The Development Of
Western Australia From Infancy To Maturity.
His Excellency The Governor Of Western Australia
SIR WALLACE KYLE
G.C.B., K.C.V.O., C.B.E.,D.S.O.,D.F.C., K.St.J.
On 28th January, 1979
Sculptor Athanasios Kalamaras
Architect S.B.Cann M.B.E.
Public Works Department