The Governor toured the new Bilya Marlee, School of Indigenous Studies building at the University of Western Australia (UWA). Accompanied by Professor Amit Chakma, Vice Chancellor, UWA and Professor Jill Milroy, Pro Vice Chancellor Indigenous Education, the Governor was introduced to members of the faculty and several students that attend classes at the new Bilya Marlee building (meaning ‘River of the swan’).
This new purpose-built facility will be a key component within the southern precinct of the campus. It aims to improve the student experience for the School of Indigenous Studies, the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health and the POCHE Centre for Indigenous Health.
“This brilliant building perfectly captures the spirit of Australian Aboriginal people. It provides the perfect environment for the dispensing of culture. A safe place in which the students can challenge themselves with their ambitions and hopes.”