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Aunty Muriel Bowie

Ni! Means Listen Podcast

Aunty Muriel Bowie is one of the last generation of bush babies, she was born under a gum tree near York and delivered by all her aunties.

Unlike a lot of Noongars living under the Native Welfare act, she had a carefree childhood. She grew up on the outskirts of York with her parents and brothers and sisters. Her mum and dad kept safe from the police and welfare, by living in the bush, under the radar. It was only later in life, Aunty Muriel would realise just how lucky she was to have that childhood. This is her story.

Ni! means listen was produced by Community Arts Network in partnership with the City of Perth and with support from the ABC.

Ngaluk Waangkiny | Stories of Resilience

This book is dedicated to the ten courageous, wise and trailblazing Elders who generously shared their life’s journey during this storytelling project.

Their triumphs over adversity, tireless fight for human rights and constant advocacy for respect and recognition leaves a powerful and lasting legacy.

We pay our respects to the Elders who passed during the making of this book and we thank them for gifting their stories so future generations can learn from them, heal and move forward.

This book shares images and vignettes of each of their lives. It serves to complement a series of in-depth podcast interviews featuring each Elder, and a short film documenting their reconciliation journey with the City of Perth.

Their stories, in their words – their legacy. Always was. Always will be. Aboriginal land.

Ngaluk Waangkiny Documentary

Ngaluk Waangkiny follows the journey of a courageous group of Aboriginal Elders living on Whadjuk Noongar boodja as they fight for respect, recognition and acknowledgement from the City of Perth.

Once banned from the city streets, these Elders now have a seat at the Council table and are making decisions that are quite literally changing the face of Boorloo - Perth.

Co-written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Poppy van Oorde-Grainger and acclaimed Noongar artist Ian Wilkes, this short film is rich with archival vision, personal histories and moments of profound change.

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