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14-April-2014
14-April-2014

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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.
 

 

Location

Address:Forrest Drive , Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Kings Park , 6005
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.961664
Long: 115.839081
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Monument Designer:Athanasios Kalamaras (Sculptor) S.B. Cann MBE (architect)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 28th January, 1979
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Yorkas Nyinning

This memorial was originally named Minmara - Gun- Gun a Western Desert Aboriginal phrase.

In 2000 it was renamed Yorkas Nyinning 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 commemorated the contribution of women to the development of Western Australia from infancy to maturity.

Unveiled by 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.
L.F.R.A.I.A.
Principal Architect
Public Works Department
Source: MA
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