AUSTRALIAN SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIPS

Two adjoining private schools next to the Swan River

'Karbomunup'

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Methodist Ladies College & Christ Church Grammar School

LOCATION

Claremont, Perth

DATE

Sunday 8 October 2023

THE TEAM

Course planner – Nick Dale
Controller – Ceri Pass
IOF Event AdvisorAndrew Lumsden
Mapper – Nick Dale (2023)

MAP INFO

1:4000 and 1:3000.
A brand new map to ISSprOM 2019-2 specifications.

TERRAIN

Two adjoining school campuses beside the Swan River. Complex and challenging in a wonderful location befitting a championship sprint.

NOONGAR

Karbomunup is the name of the hill at the SW corner of MLC, and its surrounding area, including the escarpment, where there was a spring.
Karbomunup means either ‘dark hill’ or ‘place of black water’.

Karbomunup was winnaitch (a taboo place), because some children had broken an important food law there, angering the local wargyl (giant rainbow serpent spirit) who came out of the hill and swallowed them.

Karbomunup is in the boodja (country) of the Whadjak Noongar people, who lived around the Swan and Canning Rivers.

Photos by Nick Dale.

Kambarang Carnival Sponsors

Department of Local Government,Sport and Cultural Industries
Moira Whiteside bequest

Acknowledgement of country

Ngalak kaaditj nidja Noongar Boodjar. Koora-Yeyi-Kalyakool.Noongar country logo 2023 150px

Orienteering WA acknowledges the Noongar people, the Traditional and continuing Custodians of the land on which we gather to enjoy our sport, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.