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The Noongar led by Yagan is a custom civilization by TopHatPaladin, with contributions from Typhlomence, Zharques, JTitan, and Lasqueto.

This mod requires Brave New World.


The Noongar[]

The Noongar are Aboriginal Australian peoples who live in the south-west corner of Western Australia, from Geraldton on the west coast to Esperance on the south coast. There are 14 different Noongar groups: Amangu, Ballardong, Yued, Kaneang, Koreng, Mineng, Njakinjaki, Njunga, Pibelmen, Pindjarup, Wadandi, Whadjuk, Wiilman and Wudjari. The members of the collective Noongar cultural block descend from peoples who spoke several languages and dialects that were often mutually intelligible. In the 2001 Australian census, 21,000 persons identified as indigenous in the south-west of Western Australia.


Yagan was an Aboriginal Australian warrior from the Noongar people. Yagan was pursued by the local authorities after he killed Erin Entwhistle, a servant of farmer Archibald Butler. It was an act of retaliation after Thomas Smedley, another of Butler's servants, shot at a group of Noongar people stealing potatoes and fowls, killing one of them. The government offered a bounty for Yagan's capture, dead or alive, and a young settler, William Keats, shot and killed him. He is considered a legendary figure by the Noongar.

Dawn of Man[]

LS PNG Yagan

Art by TopHatPaladin

"The time for courage is now, oh Yagan of the Noongar people, Son of Midgegooroo. Your people’s history with the whitefella is long and complicated, the story of the greatest of respects and the most damaging of events, of waxing and waning admiration. You were, at time, celebrated in the Western capital Perth, holding corroborees on the land claimed by the white men from across the sea. But at other times, you were a fearsome warrior, dispensing tribal justice in a way incompatible with the genuine differences in legal frameworks between those of the traditional Noongar practices and those of Western Australia at the time. You stood your ground and fought for your people’s rights, for the ability to choose your own justice as it had been practiced for hundreds of generations before. Your death, though through betrayal, was not in vain, and your name still echoes throughout history, a name standing for pride in the modern Noongar canon.

Oh Yagan, there are many battles still ahead. Winning one battle will not win the war, but it will bring you closer to your goal of genuine acceptance of your ways. Negotiating from a position of more power makes more sense than negotiating from a position of weakness. Can you fight for your way of life? Will you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Welcome to the lands of the Noongar. I am the one who defends them, by force if necessary."

Defeat: "Kill me if you must, but my people will fight you to the end."

Unique Attributes[]

Noongar (Yagan)
IconPNG Yagan

Art by TopHatPaladin

Inheritance of the Kaartdijin

Repairing pillaged improvements yields a burst of Food Food in the closest city. When a city grows in Citizen Population, units within two tiles gain XP.

IconPNG Gidjiboryl

Art by TopHatPaladin

Gidjiboryl (Spearman)
  • Pays no movement cost to pillage
  • +1 Moves Movement when beginning its turn on an animal resource
IconPNG ColdFire

Art by TopHatPaladin

Cold-Fire Grounds (Unlocked at Trapping)
  • Must be built on resourceless flat terrain
  • +1 Food Food
  • Intermittently pillages an adjacent tile, yielding a burst of CultureIcon Culture when it does so
  • If it pillages a resourceless tile, spawns a random animal resource on that tile
City List
  1. Mendyarrup
  2. Mandurah
  3. Pinjarra
  4. Badjaling
  5. Nannup
  6. Jerramungup
  7. Ballardong
  8. Katter Kich
  9. Walyallup
  10. Gargangara
  11. Boyagin
  12. Mulka
  13. Manjimup
  14. Dalwallinu
  15. Garrakatta
  16. Meeandip
  17. Barragup Mungah
  18. Goolamrup
  19. Kattanning
  20. Wadjamup
  21. Booyup
  22. Ngoolormayup
  23. Geenunginy Bo
  24. Wickepin
  25. Koikyenunuruff
Spy List
  • Midgegooroo
  • Naral
  • Gyallipert
  • Manyat
  • Domjum
  • Yellagonga
  • Nundjan
  • Weeip
  • Tjyllyungoo
  • Mokare
IconPNG Noongar


Peace Theme War Theme
Link Link
Juripin by Richard Walley Yhuko Pappora by Ash Dargan

Mod Support[]

Additional Achievements[]

It's High Noongar

  • Win the game on any difficulty setting as the Noongar.

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now wearing your buka cloaks and practicing your controlled burns. I worry that the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 26 March 2023


  • TopHatPaladin: Design, Code, Art, Text
  • Typhlomence: Improvement Model
  • Zharques: Text (Civ & Leader Pedias, DOM)
  • JTitan: Unit Model
  • CSIRO & Lasqueto: Tree model in improvement
  • Richard Walley: Peace Theme
  • Ash Dargan: War Theme
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