Kaalitj – ngort Koondaam, Bateman Park


Enjoy a one kilometre stroll around the park listing to the audio guide named Kaalitj – ngort Koondaam (meaning Dragonfly Dreaming in Noongar) in recognition of the Brentwood Living Stream project, after Whadjuk Elders were overwhelmed with blue dragonflies on their first visit to the site in 2015.

Banksia menziesii at Brentwood

Banksia menziesii at Brentwood

Photo Credit: Ben Ansell (DPAW)

About the Trail

Come join us on a river journey to learn more about the significance of the Djarlgarro Beeliar (Canning River) to the Whadjuk Noongar people, and its surrounding area known as Gabbiljee, "the watery place at the end of the river".

Running along the Bull Creek tributary at Bateman Park in Brentwood is a River Journey, which showcases the cultural heritage and natural values of this area. To Whadjuk people the Djarlgarro Beeliar and Gabbiljee are a source of life. 

Download the Geotourist App to listen to the audio recordings from Whadjuk Elder Marie Taylor sharing her stories of this area. Alternatively visit the Explore Parks WA website (Swan Canning Riverpark) to hear other audio stories shared by Marie Taylor about this part of the river. 

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