Djurin Nyoongar Swan River Treaty

At Matargarup (Heirisson Island) in the Swan River adjacent to Perth City various groups of the Djurin Republic and Nyoongar Nation came together to sign the Swan River Treaty on 1 March 2015.


Placing our trust in our Creator and the Stories of our Dreamings, we, the following members of the Nyoongar Nation, affix our signatures representing each of the clans to this Treaty from this day forth to be known as the Swan River Treaty.

Whereas in affixing our signatures we declare our continued pre-existing sovereignty, independence and statehood as decreed in the Declaration of Independence (UDI) of the Djurin Republic 6 November 2014;

Whereas we do wholly declare that the Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) of the Djurin Republic created for us as the Nyoongar Nation, a pathway into the modern era of the political and legal new world, while observing and committing ourselves without compromise to our ancient Laws and customs that have remained for millenia;

Whereas we pledge and commit ourselves to governing within the defined Law of the Dreaming and pledge to enter into the modern era as the united Nyoongar Nation;

Whereas in order to promote local, regional and global co-operation we commit ourselves always to locate peaceful, balanced and harmonious processes, which ensure our balance between our Mother Nature so as to ensure a future of abundance by establishing our economic well-being;

Whereas through this Treaty we reserve the rights of Mother Nature and that all future decisions taken by the governing authorities of the unified Nyoongar Nation must be underpinned by the assurances that the laws of Mother Nature are not transgressed with impunity and that the rights of Mother Nature must have precedence if we are to maintain balanced well-being;

Whereas through this Treaty we pledge our commitment to ensuring Respect and preservation of the inalienable rights of women, men and children, and recognise these as inherent to the human condition; ...

See the full Treaty document:- pdf Swan River Treaty - March 2015 pdf Download