The Karla Yarning maps enable visitors to take a journey to discover the importance Aboriginal heritage holds in the history of our city.

Karla Yarning maps

Hard copies of the maps are available from the WA Visitors Centre, iCity Kiosk in the Murray Street Mall and Council House or you can download them to the right.

This city is Wadjuk country, explores Wadjuk Noongar history before the arrival of white settlers in 1829. On  this walk you will get a feel for the way Wadjuk people lived before white settlement.

The second Karla Yarning map, Fighting for families, country, rights and recognition, explores Aboriginal history in Perth after 1829. On this walk, you learn about important events and developments including the resistance of Wadjuk leaders Midgegooroo and his son Yagan in the 1830s, the Prohibited Area zone in place between 1927-1954, Aboriginal protest rallies held in the 1930s and 1940s and the establishment of important Aboriginal organisations.

The walks take approximately 1.5 hours each.

The maps were initiated, researched and written by Professor Len Collard of UWA and Dr Tod Jones of Curtin University with input and advice from Cultural Advisors.

The City would also like to acknowledge the project partners: Lotterywest, The Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Curtin University.