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Our first Ngaluk Waangkiny Elders

By Community Arts Network
26 May 2022

These 10 Elders have been driving the City of Perth’s reconciliation process.

Aunty Theresa Walley, Aunty Doolann Leisha Eatts, Uncle Walter Eatts, Uncle Farley Garlett, Uncle Ben Taylor, Aunty Margaret Culbong, Uncle Noel Nannup, Uncle Albert McNamara, Aunty Irene McNamara and Aunty Muriel Bowie.

The project was devised by Yamatji writer and producer Michelle White who sits on the City of Perth's external Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) reference group in consultation with the Elders.

This legacy project was inspired by the City’s RAP meetings where these Elders often share personal experiences relating to the City of Perth. Ngaluk Waangkiny aims to ensure that the stories of these Elders are heard beyond the walls of the Council chambers and recorded for future generations.

The experience of hearing the Elders share their life’s stories has been a truly profound experience for the team at CAN.

Following the successful launch of Ngaluk Waangkiny, CAN will be developing our next Elders legacy project.

Are you an Elder that wants to share your story? Or do you know an Elder who would be perfect for this?

Please fill out the below form to be involved.



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Perth WA 6000

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