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Karra Katta and Geenunginy Bo from Derbarl Yerrigan

Kings Park may be referred to as Karrakatta (hill of the crabs); Yongariny (place for catching kangaroo); Gennungin Bo (the place for looking a long way); and Karlkarniny (fire place). All of these names are equally correct – depending on the context and time of the year.[1]

Karra Katta may alternatively mean hill of the spiders.[2] Geenunginy Bo is an alternative spelling of Gennungin Bo and the Noongarpedia page explains the make up of the place name.[3][2]

The hill in Kings Park is called Mount Eliza in English, Noongar names are Mooro Katta or Kaarta Gar-up.[4]

Western Australia state war memorial[edit | edit source]

Eternal flame, with State War Memorial (behind), at Sunrise

The State War Memorial Precinct is located on Kaarta Gar-up overlooking Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan River). It honours Noongar Baminy Gnullar Boodjar (people who fought for our country) and comprises the Cenotaph, Court of Contemplation, Flame of Remembrance and Pool of Reflection. The state Anzac Day dawn service is held here at 5:30 am on 25 April each year

Boodjar Kwel - Meaning of the place[edit | edit source]

Karra Katta Waarnk - Stories about Karra Katta[edit | edit source]

Ngiyan waarnk[edit | edit source]

  1. Buchanan, J. B., Collard, L. M., Cumming, I., Palmer, D., Scott, K., and Hartley, J. 2016. “Kaya Wandjoo Ngala Noongarpedia: Chapter 1: Kura koorliny – Introduction: What is the project?”. Cultural Science Journal. Vol 9. iss 1. pp 1-21 ( p8). Retrieved 11 August 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 "About the Whadjuk Region". Kaartdijin Noongar - Nongar Knowledge. South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council. Retrieved 26 June 2020
  3. Collard, Leonard & Palmer, Dave & Mountford, Anne & Civitella, Trish & Catholic Education Office (Perth, W.A.) 2000, Noongar names for Kings Park, Catholic Education Office of Western Australia, [Perth, W.A.]
  4. "Aboriginal History ". Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, Western Australia. Retrieved 3 July 2020