Midgegooroo Square

by Rhiannon,
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At the time of settlement Midgegooroo was leader of the Whadjuk clan that occupied and cared for Beeliar (including greater Fremantle). Midgegooroo was an influential Nyoongar elder often mentioned in the Perth Gazette. He was executed by firing squad on 22 May 1833 for allegedly having killed settlers, who were dispossessing Whadjuk from their land. In August 2019, the South West Aboriginal Land & Sea Council’s Whadjuk Working Party (representing Traditional Owners) confirmed their support for using this as a name for the Kings Square project. The suffix Place was originally suggested but does not meet the naming guidelines in WA. [Image: Place names and territories as told to Robert Lyon by Yagan in 1832.]

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