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Kaya Kwop Wiern or Hello Good Spirits is a way to introduce yourself to the spirits wer ancestors when coming to a place in Noongar Boodjar for the first time.

Process of Ceremony


You rub sand or Boya (Rock) under your armpit, throw the sand or a boya into the beeliar (river) wer say "nguny kwel" (I am ) wer your name. When you leave you say "boordawhan wiern" (goodbye spirit).[1]

Ngiyan waarnk

  1. Garlett, B. (2016) St Hildas Dwellingup Camp