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Integrating Noongar Culture in Science

  • State Library of Western Australia 25 Francis Street Northbridge Australia (map)

Facilitator: Kobi Arthur Morrison

Indigenous culture goes hand in hand with science, technology, engineering, art and maths. In this workshop, Kobi Morrison will share knowledge on how you can incorporate elements of Noongar culture into your own methods of work. This includes learning language and ways of appropriately acknowledging and collaborating in ways that are relevant, engaging and inclusive for all cultures in Australia.

Moonboorli (Beyond) takes place on Whadjuk Country, the ancestral lands of the Noongar nation. Propel Youth Arts WA acknowledges the traditional owners of Country throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to land and culture. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.


When: Saturday 10 August, 10am - 12pm
Where: Pilbara Room, State Library of WA

This workshop is recommended for ages 12 - 26

About the facilitator

Kobi Arthur Morrison is a 25-year-old Bibbulmun Noongar man who was born and raised in Perth. While he studies as an English major at the University of Western Australia, Kobi spends his spare time playing music, being involved in various music projects such as Moombaki, Koondarm, Koorlong, Madjitil Moorna and Endeavorous, these are projects that earned him the 2018 Perth NAIDOC Youth of the Year award.

About Moonboorli (Beyond)

Presented by Propel Youth Arts WA, Moonboorli (Beyond) is a new youth-focused program of free events celebrating science through culture, ideas, knowledge and storytelling, taking place at the State Library of WA on Saturday 10 August.

Get involved and experience science in creative and unexpected ways through a day-long program of presentations, workshops, performances, installations, activities, and showcases of the latest scientific developments. This is your chance to meet people who can change the world and learn how you can make an impact of your own.

We respectfully acknowledge the contributions of Dr Noel Nannup, Madjital Moorna, and Koondarm, to the development of the name and theme for this event. We are grateful for the knowledge we have gained by consulting with these groups and Elders.

Moonboorli (Beyond) is a National Science Week WA Co-ordinating Committee initiative and is supported by the Australian Government through Inspiring Australia as part of National Science Week.

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology, and an opportunity to meet scientists, discuss the hot topics, do science and celebrate its cultural and economic impact on society. National Science Week 2019 will run from 10-18 August. Find out more at

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