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“That Was My Home”: Voices from the Noongar Camps in Perth’s Western Suburb...

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City of Vincent Library

99 Loftus Street

Leederville, WA 6007

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Many Perth suburbs have a hidden history of Noongar camps that is as recent as the 1950s. Join Dr Denise Cook as she discusses her PhD research about the camps in Shenton Park and Swanbourne, along with Lynnette Coomer, who shares personal memories of the Shenton Park camps. Denise will also discuss the importance of following Aboriginal cultural protocols in cross-cultural research.

Denise Cook is an historian, oral historian, museum curator and interpretation specialist. She is particularly interested in researching, recording and telling stories that might not otherwise be heard.

Lynnette Coomer lived in the Shenton Park camps in the 1950s with her parents, grandmother Melba Bodney, and siblings. She went to Jolimont Primary School until she, and the next youngest children, were taken to Roelands Mission when Lynnette was seven.

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