Freo Network Event: Dr Noel Nannup shares his vision for Fremantle

Tomorrow Tuesday April 5 will kickstart The Fremantle Network’s new speaker series to be held at 5.30pm on the first Tuesday of each month, upstairs at The National Hotel.

To start the conversation, join us as Dr Noel Nannup shares his vision for Fremantle.

Dr Noel Nannup is a Nyungar/Injabarndi man and a well-respected Noongar Elder. He is a known story teller and cultural guide, instructor and mentor.

His career has been dedicated to educating young Western Australians about the rich cultural heritage of Aboriginal people and their lands; and, throughout that process, Noel has played an active and leading role in reconciliation.

Noel is currently the ECU Elder-in-Residence and completed a research project called “Synergies of Meaning” – A documentary film series exploring the relationship and unity between traditional Indigenous Noongar knowledge and western natural and social scientific knowledge. He is a Heritage Consultant with Indigenous Tours WA which operates from Kings Park, Rottnest Island and Fremantle and also runs a four-week storytelling series at Re-Plants in Fremantle – where people can follow in the footsteps of a child born into traditional Noongar culture and get a sense of the oldest living culture on the planet.

Many thanks to The National for providing the venue.

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2 Responses to Freo Network Event: Dr Noel Nannup shares his vision for Fremantle

  1. Paula Amaral says:

    Hi Brad
    It always intrigues me why Australians refer to Australian Aborigines as the oldest living culture on the planet. It is true they are the oldest living culture outside of Africa, but the San people of southern Africa are the oldest living culture on the planet. I grew up in Africa and take a keen interest in all news “African” including the wonderful advances in mapping the world’s DNA.
    It is absolutely amazing that the first human beings to walk out of Africa ended up being the Australian Aborigines, but the San people are still the oldest living culture on the planet.

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