202: Aboriginal History, Heritage & Culture of the Menang Area

The course with Vernice Gillies is designed to give participants an understanding of the local Menang Noongar people,
their rich heritage, their continuing culture and particularly, their history and connection to Boodja
(country).

The course will include a half day tour for participants to gain a better knowledge of the local ancient sites, and to sample some bush food.

Course Code: 202

Time: 1:45pm – 4.45pm

Dates: Tuesday 4th Jan – Friday 7th Jan

Cost: $280 (includes bus transport)

Suitable For: Beginners

Ages: 18+

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Vernice Gillies

Vernice Gillies is a local Menang Elder with a lifelong passion for the preservation of her heritage and local cultural traditions.

She welcomes the chance to share it with the broader community and encouraging Noongar youth to take pride in this unique heritage. She has held a number of jobs in the public sector including Education Officer with the Albany Branch of the WA Museum and is now a Director of the Kurrah Mia Art Shop and Cultural tours.

She will lead the Aboriginal heritage courses which will be co-presented with other Local Elders.