The Kodj Gallery


"A brilliant museum about real people - a credit to you all!"
        - Danelle Lever, Melbourne, Vic.


The heart of The Kodja Place, the Kodj Gallery, exhibits artifacts and demonstrates Noongar (Aboriginal) and Wadjela (European) culture. It shows us the effects on the landscape and the development of the region from traditional times through European settlement to the present day.

Trace the tracks of Yongar (kangaroo), Koomal (possum) and Waitch (emu) with the Noongar Aboriginal guides across the Gallery floor, and be reminded of the way Noongar people lived in harmony with the flora and fauna of the land.

See the story of the impact of European settlement on the existing environment and society.

A huge and dramatic painting tells the story of the six traditional seasons, and tells how the rivers and waterholes were created. The guides will share with you their language and interpret the cultural significance of their dreamtime serpent.

Traditional hunting implements set alongside early farming equipment demonstrate how our lives have changed as technology advances, the transition from Noongar to European tools, and illustrate the enormity of the achievements of our forebears, through studying the tools which were used in their work and survival.

Learn of the interaction between the races,and how the Aboriginal needed to learn new ways to survive.

The pivotal exhibit, the Kodja, an authentic Noongar stone axe, is central to the linear gallery as the source of the district’s name: Kodja - 'stone axe'; up - place of water: Kojonup.

More information


If you would like to know more about the Kodj Gallery in Kojonup, visit:

Kojonup Visitor Centre
Adress: 143 Albany Highway Kojonup WA 6395
Phone: +61 8 9831 0500
Fax: +61 8 9831 0300
Email: kojonupvisitors@bigpond.com

Or use the Contact Us form on this site.
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