Posts made in August, 2017

Coming Soon – Request for Tender for the Wadjemup Aboriginal Burial Ground Project

Posted on 31 Aug, 2017

Coming Soon – Request for Tender for the Wadjemup Aboriginal Burial Ground Project

The Wadjemup (Rottnest Island) Aboriginal Burial Ground is significant to all Aboriginal people in Western Australia. The site contains the remains of Aboriginal men and boys incarcerated on Rottnest Island during the Island’s use as an Aboriginal prion from 1838-1904, and subsequent forced labour camp for Aboriginal prisoners during the years following until 1931. It is estimated that at least 370 of the approximately 4,000 men and boys who were imprisoned on the Island are buried at this site in unmarked graves. The Rottnest Foundation, with the support of the Rottnest Island Authority, will soon be advertising a tender for the Wadjemup Aboriginal Burial Ground Project. The tender is focused on the first two stages of Phase 2 which will involve consultation with the WA Aboriginal community and the creation of an integrated landscape and interpretation design. This Tender project will be funded using part of a Lotterywest Community Spaces Grant. The Request for Tender will appear in The West Australian newspaper on 9 September...

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Save the Date – Rottnest Carnivale – 28 October 2017

Posted on 29 Aug, 2017

Save the Date – Rottnest Carnivale – 28 October 2017

Rottnest Island Carnivale is back again on the 28 October 2017 with a full day and night of festivities. The event is proudly sponsored by the Rottnest Island Authority, Rottnest Express and Rottnest Fast Ferries. Funds raised on the day are donated to the Telethon Kids Institute. Come over with your family and friends for an exciting Island-wide celebration with loads of free entertainment and activities, Scary Movie Marathon, live performances and a Halloween themed culinary experience! Come and say hello to Rottnest Foundation members manning our tent in the Quokka Zone located on the grassed area in front of the Dome between 10am-4pm. For more information about the day’s activities, discounts and offers please visit the Rottnest Island Authority website by clicking...

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Rottnest Foundation Member Planting Day 22 July 2017

Posted on 29 Aug, 2017

Rottnest Foundation Member Planting Day 22 July 2017

On Saturday 22 July 2017 Rottnest Foundation members planted 1000 seedlings at Mabel Cove, which is located along the Ngank Wen Bidi (northern section) of the Wadjemup Bidi. Volunteer assistance is paramount to the success of the Wadjemup Bidi project and we thank our members for their participation in the revegetation aspects of this initiative. Rottnest Foundation members are provided the opportunity to participate in two planting days on the Island per year. Ferry fares are sponsored by Rottnest Express and bus transfers to-and-from the planting site and lunch is provided courtesy of the Rottnest Island...

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