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Healing land and people

Posted by: Keith Bradby

Published: 07/10/2006


Noongar mens camp at Nowanup

Building on the momentum that has led to the Nowanup Meeting Place being developed, Eugene Eades has led a program which saw over 120 Noongar men come to the region for a weekend of talking, sharing and the first night dancing for decades. With much appreciated support from the Borden community they camped at the Borden Pavilion, with the day’s proceedings mainly held at Nowanup (which is not yet ready for 120 at once!) and including a visit to the Nightwell, an important cultural site. A number of the men were victims of the Stolen Generation years, and there were some sad stories shared.

Noongar men from many generations celebrate at Nowanup.
Pool at Nightwell
Cooking fish caught at Bremer Bay. Photo Nathan McQuoid

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