Black Moon commemoration

31.10.16

Edith Cowan University (ECU) recently held a celebration to acknowledge those who have significantly contributed and supported the advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and culture at ECU over the last 25 years.

In honour of this contribution, the recipients, of which there were only 25, were presented with a specifically designed Black Moon Commemorative pin. We are very proud to announce that one of those recipients was our very own Design Principal, Libby Guj.  The handmade pin serves as a symbolic and personal reminder of her special contribution to ECU.

The pin design brings together several important and symbolic elements, worth explaining. ‘Joondalup’ pronounced joon-doo-up is a Nyoongar name meaning place of the long white, silver grey hair that shimmers in the moonlight on the water.  Inspired by the creation story of the South- West (The Carers of Everything) the silver pin features the moon over Lake Joondalup, overlaid with seven strands of ‘hair’ and 25 stars, with seven being an important number for Nyoongar people and a star for each year of operation since the University was established in 1991.

JCY extends our congratulations to Libby and her fellow recipients, acknowledged and celebrated at this important event.