Signing of Distribution
Agreement - Innovative Ecological System SDN BHD & Yelakitj
Moort Aboriginal Association
Neville Collard presenting
a message stick to the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, March 2008
Yelakitj Moort Nyungar Welcoming
Ceremony for the Götheborg.
About Yelakitj Moort Nyungar
Yelakitj Moort is named
after William Thomas Bennell, whose Nyungar name was Yelakitj
- Man of Good Hearing.
He was given this name
because he was always sitting down listening to his fore fathers
telling the history of the Whadjuk and Ballardong people's story
of the Swan River up to the Boyagin Rock areas along the Avon
Yelakitj married Muriel
McGuire, the daughter of Doolyak and John McGuire.
Doolyak was John Monger
Bennell's sister, one of the original inhabitants of the Lake
Monger and Herdsman Lake area.
Yelakitj was the story
teller - he was the minder of the Nyungar story. His stories
are recorded in oral history, video and book.
We are his direct descendants.
At the Welcoming Ceremony for
the Götheborg at Fremantle Wharves.
Yelakitj Moort is an Australian Indigenous Organization, made
up of members of the Nyungar people who are the traditional, recognised
people of this region.
Yelakitj Moort provides services in:
- Land Care
- Community Development
- Heritage and Culture
To contribute to the economic, educational,
social and spiritual enhancement of the Nyungar and indigenous
communities of Australia, in partnership with like-minded individuals,
businesses and organisations.
To develop a suite of services that will
benefit the indigenous community and enhance mutually beneficial
partnerships with other Australians, regional communities, business,
government and non government agencies.
Heritage & Culture
- Teaching Nyungar values.
- The cultural importance of the significant
Nyungar sites of Point Walter, Boojun Rock, Christmas Tree Well,
Kings Park, Fremantle, North Fremantle, Mosman Park, Nedlands
and the Swan River.
- Teaching children and adults Nyungar
- The wider community in Nyungar culture.
- Nyungar Know How
- Schools & Community support groups.
- Supporting community partnerships
- Business alliances
- Supporting local artists and craftsmen