Heritage is about the things from the past which
are valued enough today to save for tomorrow.

Welcome To Country

Heritage Perth is proud to offer this Welcome to Country.



Heritage Perth wants students to:

  • Acknowledge and recognise that the region, now known as Perth, was home for the Whadjuk Noongyar people before European settlement
  • Recognise that despite its built environment, Perth sits within a landscape that has been the home to Noongyar people for over 40 000 years
  • Recognise and respect Aboriginal people as the world’s oldest continuous living culture
  • Recognise that all people (especially Aboriginal people) have cultures and traditions that are valued today as they were in the past
  • Value the connectedness between country, place, people and culture as this creates a sense of identity
  • Recognise there are diversity and similarities in all peoples and that reconciliation is achieved through empathy and respect
  • View the changing landscape of Perth – built, natural and Indigenous – as part of an ever-changing process that began long before European settlement.