Wandjana by Lily karadada
Signing of Distribution Agreement - Innovative Ecological System SDN BHD & Yelakitj Moort Aboriginal Association

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

Neville Collard presenting a message stick to the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, March 2008

welcoming ceremony for the Dufyken

Yelakitj Moort Nyungar Welcoming Ceremony for the Götheborg.

About Yelakitj Moort Nyungar Association

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 River.

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.


Welcoming Ceremony for the Dufyken

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
  • Environment
  • Community Development
  • Heritage and Culture

Our Vision
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.

Our Mission
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 Know How.
Education

Supporting:
  • Children
  • Adults
  • The wider community in Nyungar culture.
  • Nyungar Know How
  • Schools & Community support groups.
Community Development
  • Supporting community partnerships
  • Business alliances
  • Supporting local artists and craftsmen
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