Meekadarabee Cave

Language Points

Guugu Yimithirr

The Noongar people in Western Australia have a long and continuous connection with Meekadarabee Cave. In their language this place means the bathing place of the Moon and is connected to an old traditional story. People started using this cave about 48,000 years ago. The oldest ornaments in Australia have been found here: three ground bone beads and a stone object with a hole in it that may have been used as a pendant.

English

The Noongar people in Western Australia have a long and continuous connection with Meekadarabee Cave. In their language this place means the bathing place of the Moon and is connected to an old traditional story. People started using this cave about 48,000 years ago. The oldest ornaments in Australia have been found here: three ground bone beads and a stone object with a hole in it that may have been used as a pendant.