Fremantle Press is based in Walyalap, country that sits on both sides of the Derbal Yerrigan (Swan River), where it meets the sea – a significant gathering place for ceremonies, cultural practices, storytelling and trade. Noongar is the language of the Noongar nation and is spoken by 14 different groups across the south-west corner of Western Australia.
Fremantle Press believes a Reconciliation Action Plan is essential to our core focus of bringing Western Australian stories to the world in a country where sovereignty has never been ceded. This always was and always will be the land of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Barry McGuire is a Balladong, Wadjak, Noongar who has worked as a consultant and cultural advisor for local, state, and federal governments. He is a highly acclaimed visual artist, cultural ambassador, cultural educator, cultural facilitator and cultural advisor.
Noongar Boodja Waangkan: Noongar First Words is an illustrated book of first Noongar words. Our online pronunciation guide is available here.