Public Art : Mokare Statue
Sculptor : © Terry Humble
Description : A bronze statue of Mokare in loin cloth
holding a spear.
Date Unveiled: Mokare was unveiled on the 18th April,
Location: York Street, Albany, Western Australia.
Mokare "Man Of Peace"
In the recognition of the role Mokare played in the
peaceful co-existence between Noongar people
and the first European settlers.
A reconciliation project jointly funded by the
Aboriginal Affairs Department and the town of Albany.
This plaque was unveiled by Noongar elder
Mrs Margaret Williams and her Her Worship
Mayor Mrs Annette Knight AM,JP.
on the 18th April 1997
Tiles produced by the children of the Great
Sculptor Terry Humble.
Who was Mokare? : Mokare (c. 1800 - 1831)
was a Noongar Aboriginal from the Albany region who befriended the Europeans who had begun to settle in the
area around 1827. Often referred to as Jack, Mokare was a peacemaker and well respected mediator between
the black and white communities. He also became a guide to explorers such as Dr Thomas Braidwood Wilson. Sadly
he died way too young and was buried with his buka cloak at a site selected by his brother. When his good friend Dr
Alexander Collie died a few years later from tuberculosis he requested to buried next to Mokare.