In 2022, Mandoon Estate commenced a transformative journey by embarking on the "REFLECT" Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

As an integral aspect of this journey, we have come to acknowledge that altering the name of the Hotel from “The Colony” to “Maya Maya” carries immense significance in mirroring our steadfast dedication to fostering cultural awareness and inclusivity.

Guided by Nelson Waite, Mandoon Estate’s Cultural Development Coordinator, our collaboration with local traditional custodians played a pivotal role in arriving at the new name "Maya Maya."

The significance of this name alteration dates back tens of thousands of years.

The history surrounding the land on which Mandoon now resides was one that held great resources and was highly sought-after among the Whadjuk Noongar people.

It was identified as a popular camping location.

The neighbouring suburb, Jane Brook, was recognised as a sacred site with three dispersed camping areas used by the Whadjuk Noongar people.

One camping area was a seasonal grape pickers' camp located to the south of Dale Road near the confluence with the Swan River, while a second camp was positioned west of the present-day Searle Street.

These immediate and closely surrounded areas were favoured camping spots.

In celebration of this historical aspect, Mandoon has changed the name of their hotel to Maya Maya, signifying "Camp."

We have undertaken this change to honour and show respect for the history of the Whadjuk Noongar people and what existed before us.

Mandoon engaged artist Samaja Miller – a young Aboriginal woman from the Minang and Kaneang people to create our new logo.

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Mandoon Estate Contact
Travers O-Rafferty
General Manager | (08) 6279 050

BE Perth Contact
Bonnie Meacock
Corporate Communications Manager
E: | T: (08) 9218 2900