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Museum of the Great Southern

The Museum of the Great Southern provides exhibitions, public programs, educational programs and information on the unique natural and social history of the region.

  • Museums:Aboriginal,Local History,Natural History,State Museums
  • Open Days/times:10AM - 4PM

Details

  • Facilities:Free,Wheelchair Access
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Refurbished in July 2010, the refitted the Museum of the Great Southern overlooks picturesque Princess Royal Harbour, on the site of first European settlement in Western Australia.

The Museum of the Great Southern provides exhibitions, public programs, educational programs and information on the unique natural and social history of the region.

The Museum shares the stories of the indigenous Noongar people and the influence of Mokare, a young Noongar warrior, as well as the stories of the early settlers and convicts, and also explores the region's unique natural landscape, flora and fauna.

The Kodja Place & Kojonup Visitor Centre

The effort of hundreds of local volunteers is evident in the design and construction of The Kodja Place. It demonstrates the significance of Noongar and Wadjela cultures in the district.

  • Open Days/times:Mon - Sun 9AM - 5PM
  • Museums:Aboriginal

Details

  • Open Days:Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Description

The Kodja Place is the result of the district’s cultures working in harmony with a single goal. An architecturally designed, purpose-built rammed earth building houses a multifaceted display of artefacts, stories, interactive displays, exhibits, pictures, and entertaining hands-on devices adjacent to a spectacular Rose Maze.

It tells in a vital, vivid, human and sometimes confronting manner the Kojonup story and the influences, cultural, economic and geographic, that formed the Kojonup of today.

Several areas make up The Kodja Place and its story:

The Kodj Gallery
Yoondi's Mia Mia
The Story Place
The Australian Rose Maze

The effort of hundreds of local volunteers is evident in the design and construction of The Kodja Place. It demonstrates the significance of Noongar and Wadjela cultures in the district, and exists as a graphic illustration of the evolution of a multitude of similar communities across Australia. 

The impact of government policies and other cultures on the local Aboriginal way of life is acknowledged while at the same time a forceful demonstration of the reconciliation 

process is clearly presented. 
 
It provides a focal point for local cross-cultural harmony, and its existence, its activities and its success provide a source of community pride, a community meeting place and a pivotal expression of the cultural makeup of Kojonup.
 
It shows visitors this expression in an entertaining, colourful and fascinating manner, and invites you to share in the spirit of the people who have made it possible - the people of Kojonup. 

 

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