Wadjak Clan Plaque

$120.00

Wadjak is a clan of the Noongar Nation in

the southwest of WA. The clan’s traditional

land extends covering the surround areas of

the Swan River westward towards Rottnest

Island and Garden Island; Carnac Island

10kms south west of Fremantle; inland to

beyond Mt Helena; at Kalamunda, Armadale,

Victoria Plains, south of Toodyay and western

district of York; at Perth through south along

the coast to near Pinjarra.

Wadjak people speak the northern dialect,

Djiraly, of the Noongar language. The people

are mostly non-fluent speakers who have

a partial or passive understanding of the

language.

Work on the Noongar language’s recording

and analysis for many years, was undertaken

by pastoralists and linguists. Further

research continues to retrieve and develop a

substantial language database of all clans of

the southwest.

Wadjak’s AIATSIS code is W9.