The new WA Museum named Boola Bardip which means many stories in Whadjuk Nyoongar; the country on which the Museum sits, is now open to the public!
It is full to the brim of the many stories of Western Australia. A key feature of Boola Bardip is the all-encompassing emphasis on Aboriginal peoples, their places and their role in the world.
Woven throughout the Museum, are the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, recognizing the primary rights of Australia’s first peoples in practising and expressing their cultural heritage.
We are very excited to share that the Aboriginal Ranger exhibit, which features stories from Aboriginal ranger programs across the state includes our very own Midwest Aboriginal Ranger Program.
The NACC NRM CEO, Katherine Allen and Midwest Aboriginal Ranger Program Coordinator, Bianca McNeair had the opportunity to attend a pre-opening event for Museum contributors on 16 November. The NACC NRM staff were pleased to be joined by members of the Kwelena Mambakort Aboriginal Corporation Ranger team Annie Shaw, Kane Shaw and Chris McPhee.
The large group of people in attendance as story contributors are a testament to the contemporary nature of the Museum’s content and helps bring the facility to life. The NACC NRM contingent certainly felt the significance of the moment for family, friends and colleagues in attendance. An exciting air of inclusion dominated the day, a feeling that can only be described as inspirational.
It was a proud moment for NACC NRM staff to see ranger teams from across WA acknowledged for their important contribution in caring for our country.
Generations of West Aussies and visitors from afar will now be able to learn more about the Aboriginal ranger career opportunity, and the vital role these roles play in conserving our country and culture.