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Koikyennuruff from the North

Koikyennuruff[1] or Kooyingara[2] are the highest mountains in Noongar Boodjar. In English they are called the Stirling Range.[3] Alternatively Yonga Mia is the name of the Stirling Range.[4] Yonga Mia is the mia (home) of the spirit kangaroo. The individual peaks are:

  • Yongah Mia is the first mountain in Koikyennuruff.[5] Yongah means man, wer Mia is the Dowak (Throw stick). Remarkably, from the air, the mountain clearly looks like a dowak. Read the story of What and Watami from the page on the Porongurups.

Ngiyan waarnk - References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mr. Dale's Journal of an Expedition from King George's Sound to the Koikyennuruff Range of Mountains. WIKISOURCE. Retrieved 2 January 2018
  2. Nyoongar Story Time Kalkanap (Kalgan) Bilya - Kalgan River. Our Place, Edith Cowan Uni. Retrieved 2 January 2018
  3. Stirling Range National Park. Parks and Wildlife Service, Government of WA. Retrieved 2 January 2018
  4. Noel Nannup. "The Carers of Everything". Module 2 - Boodja and spirituality: Spirituality and story. "Noongar Language and Culture". edX Curtin University. Course CAS1x. Retrieved 9 July 2020
  5. Chloe Papas. "Dreamtime stories: how the Great Southern ranges were formed". ABC Great Southern WA. 15 April 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2020
  6. Interesting WA Facts. Landgate, Government of WA. Retrieved 9 September 2020