About Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Inc.

 

Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Inc. is an association with the following aims:

  • to reclaim Wirlomin stories and dialect, in support of the maintenance of Noongar language, and to share them with Noongar families and communities as part of a process to claim, control and enhance Wirlomin Noongar cultural heritage;
  • to return and consolidate Aboriginal culture in its rightful community, create an awareness of its importance and the potential for an appropriate sharing of a Noongar cultural heritage with the wider community;
  • to promote Noongar arts and culture through language, storytelling, illustration, music, song and dance to the Noongar community in Perth, Albany and other selected regional centres;
  • to promote, foster and encourage Aboriginal authors and illustrators;
  • to promote the Wirlomin books as literature/art in Perth, Albany and selected regional centres and also to the book buying public; and
  • to provide an opportunity for people to participate in cross-cultural shared activities between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people whilst learning about Aboriginal culture.

 

The Wirlomin group honors the memory of past members, and the continued work of the group is a testament to their spiritual legacy:

  • Lomas Roberts
  • Gerald Williams
  • Gerald Williams Jnr
  • Audrey Brown
  • Rita Dempster
  • Russell Nelly
  • Geoffrey Roberts
  • Ed Brown
  • Jenny Crosbie-Moses
  • Alma Woods
  • Cynthia Flowers
  • Sedina Flowers
  • Roderick Williams

 

Membership of the association is open to any person who has connections to the Wirlomin group*, is committed to furthering the objects of the association and who can make a positive contribution to the project’s endeavours.

*not the ‘Wilman’ of Norman Tindale’s map of tribal boundaries

Follow the links to view the Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Inc. Committee and Cultural Elders Reference Group (CERG).