Goolugatup Heathcote nagolik Bibbulmen Nyungar ally-maga milgebar gardukung naga boordjar-il narnga allidja yugow yeye wer ali kaanya Whadjack Nyungar wer netingar quadja wer burdik.
Goolugatup Heathcote, part of the City of Melville, acknowledges the Bibbulmun people as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we stand and pay respect to the Whadjuk people, and Elders past, present, future.
Goolugatup is a Noongar word. The area was a permanent lookout, fishing and camping ground for the Noongar Beeliar people particularly Midgegooroo, Yagan and Mundy.
There are alternative names for the site, such as:
– Kulungar Kaart Up. Meaning place of children; children's place for knowledge. From Kulungar (children), Kaart (head or hill/top), Up (place)
– Kulungar Kuditj. Meaning children's learning place. From Kulungar (children), Kuditj (knowledge), Up (place)
– Kooya Moolya/Mooly Up. From Kooya (frog), Noolya/Mooly (nose), Up (place)
Goolugatup Heathcote has an ongoing commitment to reconciliation. We operate under the City of Melville's Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Read about the key achievements of this plan at the below link.