Boorn 'Tree' Stories


Professor Emeritus Simon Forrest is a local Noongar Elder with kin connections to the Balardong, Wajuk, Yamathi and Wongutha people. 

Professor Forrest shares with us Aboriginal cultural, historical and connection stories with trees in Noongar country.

Welcome to Country at Kensington Bushland

NAIDOC week 2020 celebrates the theme of Always Was, Always Will Be, recognising that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

Professor Forrest conducted a Welcome to Country at Kensington Bushland to celebrate Aboriginal culture and history.


Connection to Land

Professor Forrest talks to us about connections to land which is all interconnected to various things that happen on the landscape and in our lives.

Discover more about how Aboriginal culture, knowledge and history shapes our environment.


Healing with Trees

"In today's modern society [trees] are even more important to create a sense of Mother Earth [amongst] the bitumen, concrete and buildings."

Professor Forrest encourages us to leave a legacy for future generations by recreating more bush in urban landscapes.


Balga and Moodjar Tree Stories

The beautiful balga (grass) and moodjar (Christmas) trees around our Town have existed on our landscape for tens of thousands of years.

Professor Forrest invites us for a storytelling session to discover more on some of our older tree species in Town.