Boola Bardip means “many stories” in Noongar language.
The new Western Australian Museum has officially been named – WA Museum Boola Bardip.
Boola Bardip means “many stories” in Noongar language as the name recognises that the museum sits on Whadjuk Noongar land, and honours the cultural heritage of Australia’s First Nations.
“The name Boola Bardip recognises the significant role of Aboriginal people in our shared cultural heritage, both in name and in place,” said Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt.
“Boola Bardip is a museum about Western Australia and all of its people. It celebrates our shared stories and it is very fitting that it has an Aboriginal name that reflects that,” he said.
Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman shared My Wyatt’s excitement, “everyone should be excited about the opportunity to visit the new WA Museum Boola Bardip when it opens.”
“We anticipate a huge demand to visit when it opens and so, for the first nine days, we are managing the numbers using a free ticket system. If you want to be among the first visitors through the doors, make sure you register your interest between now and September 30,” he said.
Be one of the first to experience WA Museum Boola Bardip
It is anticipated that there will be huge demand to visit, and so 50,000 free, timed tickets for the nine-day opening celebration events will be allocated from an online ballot, which opens today (September 7).
To be among the first visitors to the new WA Museum Boola Bardip, people should register for the ballot on the museum’s website museum.wa.gov.au/ballot
Anyone without a computer or an email address can call 1300 134 081 to register. Each successful applicant can request up to six tickets which will be allocated for the first nine days of opening, November 21st-29th.
WA Museum Boola Bardip will move to regular hours and visitation from Monday, November 30th.
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