Corroboree on camera

Neil Coyne on set as presenter of Noongar Dandjoo.       d441661
Neil Coyne on set as presenter of Noongar Dandjoo.       d441661

After a 10-year career as WA�s first Noongar pro-wrestler, Mr Coyne moved on to radio, finding a love of telling stories that led to television.

�Film and television is my passion now,� he said. �I love it (and) I get to introduce people�s stories which is an honour.�

Mr Coyne has established a deep connection to country and, through the program, aims to represent the stories of as many Noongars in the massive region that sprawls throughout the South-West and up to Geraldton.

�I was born in a small town called Gnowangerup, but I�m a Noongar man,� he said.

�I represent all the 40 nations of Noongars and I want to help tell their stories.

�The good thing about Noongar Country is that it�s such a huge place.

�I�m looking for stories not only in the city but in the country as well,� Mr Coyne said.

Dandjoo means gathering in Noongar language and Mr Coyne said the aim of the six-part program is to establish a far-reaching corroboree, telling the stories of people across WA.

�Best form of communication is talking and telling stories,� he said.