The lakes on the coastal plain were particularly important to them, providing both spiritual and physical sustenance.
Rottnest, Carnac and Garden Islands were also important to the Noongar.
Before European settlement the area had been inhabited by the Whadjuk Noongar people for over 40,000 years, as evidenced by archaeological findings on the Upper Swan River.
These Aborigines occupied the southwest corner of Western Australia, living as hunter-gatherers.
Addressing this need requires a strong inter-disciplinary knowledge base.
The International Mammalogical Congress is the premier international mammal conference, sponsored every four years by the IFM.
It has continued to serve as the seat of Government for Western Australia to the present day.
It provides an important forum for professional mammalogists wishing to remain updated on the latest marine and terrestrial mammal conservation topics, research concepts and techniques.
IMC12 will bring together the diverse global community of professionals and students in the field of mammalian biology and facilitate collaboration through our international network of practitioners.
The metropolitan area is located in the south west of the continent between the Indian Ocean and a low coastal escarpment known as the Darling Range.
The central business district and suburbs of Perth are situated on the Swan River.