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The purpose of this paper is to support the ‘Recording Traditional Knowledge for Natural Resource Management in the Avon River Basin” by providing a rudimentary analysis of literature about traditional Noongar land use and management, including attachment, cultural, physical and spiritual aspects, within the Avon River Basin. The project is a result of the joint efforts of the Ballardong Natural Resource Management Working Group (Ballardong NRM Working Group) and the Avon Catchment Council. The common vision held by these two key groups is to bring to fruition the desire of all people in the Avon River Basin Region “to have healthy Budjar that could be enjoyed by all”. The project intends “to represent the perspectives and the period of time that Noongar people have been occupying and caring for their Budjar”.

noongar; ballardong; country; story; language; history; traditional owners; reconciliation; elders