Community & Sponsorship
Australia’s Aboriginal History
Tracing their family lines back through multiple generations of Australians themselves, Flocontrol’s founders are very connected to Australia and its history.
For thousands of years Noongar people have resided on and had cultural connection to the booja – land. Everything in the vast landscape has meaning and purpose. They speak their own language and have their own lore and customs. The lore is characterised by a strong spiritual connection to country. This means caring for the natural environment and for places of significance. The lore relates to ceremonies, and to rituals for hunting and gathering when food is abundant and in season. Connection to booja is passed on through stories, art, song and dance. Noongar people not only survived European colonisation but thrived as family groups and sought to assert their rights to our booja. For Noongar people, the south-west of Western Australia is ngulla booja – our country.
Flocontrol’s head office in Perth is located in Jandakot, part of the City of Cockburn. The original inhabitants of the Cockburn district were the Beeliar Nyungar, part of the larger Whadjuk group who called the wider Perth area home. When the first Europeans arrived in Western Australia, the Beeliar Nyungar were led by Midgegooroo and Yagan.
Sources and more information:
Cockburn History: https://www.cockburn.wa.gov.au/Cockburn-History
Derbal Nara: https://www.derbalnara.org.au/
Kaartdijin Noongar – Sharing Noongar Culture: https://www.noongarculture.org.au