Rise staff have been improving their knowledge of Aboriginal Australia thanks to our Aboriginal Employment Consultant.

Charmaine Bartlett started with Rise earlier this year to help to boost Aboriginal employment numbers.

Aboriginal Australia facts

Since Charmaine started, she has been sharing some amazing facts with staff. This has been a great chance for everyone to learn something new.

With the facts too good not to share, here is the latest installment below.

Did you know?

  1. Bondi or Boondi means “Water Breaking Over Rocks”.
  2. Canberra means “Meeting Place”.
  3. The Noongar word for man is “Maaman”.
  4. Paraburdoo means “White Cockatoo”.
  5. The Noongar words for Home or Place are “Mia or Maya”.
  6. The Didgeridoo originated in the Northern parts of Australia primarily around Kakadu.
  7. The Noongar words for woman are Yok or Yorga.
  8. Kununurra means “Large River or Big Waters”.
  9. The Noongar word for Magpie is “Kulbarki”.
  10. “Kylie” is a Throwing Stick.
  11. Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) means “Many Hands”.
  12. Uluru is not the largest monolith. That honour is held by Mt Augustus in the Gascoyne/Murchison Region of WA.
  13. Gidgegannup means a “Place Where Spears Are Made”.
  14. The Bibbulmun Track is 1003 kilometres long. It starts at Kalamunda and ends at Albany

We hope you learnt something new!

Rise services

Rise offers a number of specialist Aboriginal programs, including Moorditj Mia in Koongamia and the Moorditj Social Program Champion Centre in Seville Grove. For more information visit ourwebsite.