New Exhibition: Welcome to Goorgyp
The Mini Museum in the Ruth Faulkner Public Library has a new
exhibition for NAIDOC week, Welcome to Goorgyp, on display from July to
The Whadjuk Noongar word for the Belmont area is Goorgyp, meaning ‘a
cold place’. It is believed to have been used by Aboriginal communities
for many generations. Come and see the Belmont Museum’s fascinating
collection of Aboriginal artefacts.
The theme for this year’s NAIDOC week is ‘Our Languages Matter’. At
the Museum, visitors also have an opportunity to learn some of the local
Noongar dialect and explore the history of the 1967 Referendum, when
Australia voted to change the Constitution. There was a great spirit of
hope, as Aboriginal rights were discussed and promoted. Find out how
Belmont voted. Check it out during the Museum’s expanded opening hours, Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm inside the Ruth Faulkner Public Library.