This course with Noongar Elder, Vernice Gillies, will provide a background to Aboriginal Heritage of the Albany area from a community, anthropological & archaeological perspective. It will include an outline of the Aboriginal history and mythologies of the Albany area, prehistoric & contemporary Art, information on traditional plant use and land management, as well as contemporary Noongar values and aspirations. The course will be co-presented by a number of Elders and includes site visits to places of traditional significance and information on Menang use and interpretation of the landscape.
Beginners (14+ years)View list of Student Requirements for this course
Vernice Gillies is a local Minang 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. Vernice will lead the Aboriginal heritage courses which will be co-presented with other Local Elders.