Friday, 23 December 2016
LIFESTYLE AND CULTURE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
An exhibition featuring historic objects made by Albany's Menang people nearly 200 years ago has opened at the Museum of the Great Southern. Yurlmun: Mokare Mia Boodja, meaning 'return to Mokare's home country', showcases historic objects of Albany's Menang people and early European settlers. The objects include stone axes, spears, spear throwers and knives, which were collected from the area in the early 1800s by settlers including local surgeon Dr Alexander Collie, who became close friends with significant Menang man, Mokare. The exhibition will be open until April 2017.