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Noongar Voices of the Central Eastern Wheatbelt


In 2009, Oral Historian Mary Anne Jebb and Radio Producer Bill Bunbury assisted Noongar people of the Central Eastern Wheatbelt to record and share their life stories.

The resulting three documentaries provide a moving insight into lives and experiences of Noongar people from this region. The programs explore experiences of growing up in the Wheatbelt, adjusting to a new way of being, connection to Country and keeping culture strong.

These programs were produced in partnership with in partnership with the Noongar communities of Bruce Rock, Kellerberrin, Merredin, Quairading and Tammin.

Thank you to the following project participants and speakers who generously shared their stories for this project:

Basil Winmar, Carol Riley, Carol Yarran, Charlotte Winmar Smith, Claude Hayden, Frank Walsh, Geoffrey Winmar, Hazel Winmar, Irene Jetta, Linda Champion, Marie Henry, Marika Hayden, Michael Hayden Sr., Michael Hayden Jr., Muriel Collard, Pamella Jetta, Reg Hayden, Tom Hayden, Tosha MacIntosh, Wendy Hayden, Winnie McHenry, Wyvon Henry.


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