Guildford – 1994

The closure of many Aboriginal Reserves in the 1970s and the problems moving Noongar people into State housing in the metropolitan area, meant there were many homeless Noongars sleeping in parks, under bridges, in cars and near the river in the Swan Valley.[xxvii] After campaigning since 1977 for Noongar people to live on our own terms, the Fringe Dwellers of the Swan Valley received title to land at Lockridge in 1994.[xxviii]

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