Yorkas Nyinning Memorial
Public Art : Yorkas Nyinning Memorial
Sculptor: © Athanasios Kalamaras
Description: The Yorkas Nyinning Memorial is a
limestone wall which features a bas relief mural depicting woman at various stages of life. The images on the mural
symbolises the role women played in the development of Western Australia from early times to present.
Date Unveiled: The limestone mural was unveiled on
the 28th of January, 1979, by the then Governor, Air Chief Marshal Sir Wallace Kyle, to celebrate the 150 years
since foundation of Western Australia.
Location: The Yorkas Nyinning Memorial can be found
on the lawn in the Botanic Garden on Forrest Drive, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia.
This memorial was originally named Minmara - Gun- Gun a Western Desert Aboriginal
In 2000 it was renamed Yorkas Nyinning meanng women's resting place to respect the association of the
local Nyungah people with this region.
Minmara - Gun- Gun
An Aboriginal word meaning " A place where the spirits of women rest."
This sculptured wall commemorated the contribution of women to the development of Western Australia
from infancy to maturity.
Unveiled by His Excellency the Governor of Western Australia
SIR WALLACE KYLE
G.C.B., K.C.V.O., C.B.E.,D.S.O.,D.F.C., K.St.J.
On 28th January, 1979
Sculptor Athanasios Kalamaras
Architect S.B.Cann M.B.E.
Public Works Department