This page will be about the Noongar boodja on which AISWA is located. In time, it will be populated by our Future Footprints team. For the moment, these photos show the beautiful Country we are privileged to share. 

AISWA would like to acknowledge that the land on which we work is Wadjak Noongar boodja (Country) and that the Wadjak Noongar people are the Traditional Owners/Custodians who have a rich social, spiritual and historical connection to this country which is as strong today as it was in the past.

Perth (Boorloo) is the capital city of Western Australia. AISWA is located several kilometres north of the Perth city centre.

Perth city

The AISWA offices are situated close to Herdsman Lake. The lake was traditionally known as Ngurgenboro and lies in Mooro Wadjuk country, within the City of Stirling local government area. It is the first and largest lake in the chain of 'hidden lakes' (see map here) that extended from Ngurgenboro (Osborne Park area) to the Derbal Yerrigan, near Matagarup. The local lakes, Galup (Lake Monger) and Boodyamooling (Hyde Park lake) are included in this bilya chain. 

Herdsman Lake pix

Aerial view over Ngurgenboro (Herdsman Lake) is courtesty of John Gowland (from drone footage)

Acknowledgement of Country

AISWA respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate, the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation. We pay our respects to Aboriginal Elders past, present, and emerging, as the Traditional Owners of the lands across Australia and acknowledge their continued connection to the land, waters, and community. As we embark on this new Strategic Plan, we are guided by the principles of equity, inclusivity, and cultural sensitivity.

We recognise that a strong and mutually beneficial relationship with Traditional Owners is essential to our success and to the benefit of our community. In all our actions, we commit to fostering cultural awareness and working collaboratively towards a shared future of reconciliation, respect, and prosperity.