History in a Coffee Cup: That was my Home

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History in a Coffee Cup: That was my Home

History in a Coffee Cup: That was my Home


Location: Claremont Museum
Contact: 9285 4300
Time:07 Jul 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for this special NAIDOC Week edition of History in a Coffee Cup, That was my Home.

Noongar Camps were around Claremont up until as recently as the 1950s. Their history however, remains largely unknown in our local community knowledge. 

Join Dr Denise Cook as she discusses her PhD research about the camps in Shenton Park and Swanbourne, along with Noongar woman 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 a 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. 

Date: Thursday 7 July, 2022
Time: 10:00-11:30am
Venue: Claremont Museum, 66 Victoria Avenue, Claremont, 6010. 
Cost: FREE including morning tea
Bookings: click here or toc@claremont.wa.gov.au or 9285 4300