In 2015, as part of the City’s History Now project, ten members of our Aboriginal community donated their time to share stories and information about local Indigenous culture and heritage.
Angus Walley was born in Pinjarra in 1950 and attended Kwinana High School. He describes what it was like to be the only Aboriginal boy at school, growing up without modern luxuries and his determination to get his family out of New Norcia Mission. He also shares some of the history of the Medina Cultural Group now known as the MACC, Medina Aboriginal Cultural Centre.
He explains the importance of recognising and preserving sacred sites, particularly local caves that could one day be an intriguing tourist attraction.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this interview may contain names of people who have since passed away.
Copies of the interview can also be borrowed from the Kwinana Public Library.
Relatives of Mr. Walley interested in obtaining a personal copy of this interview should contact the Local History Librarian on 9236 4300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org