Noongar stories are Neil’s passion

Noongar Dandjoo presenter Neil Coyne.Picture: Will Russell           d441661
Noongar Dandjoo presenter Neil Coyne.Picture: Will Russell         d441661

After a 10-year career as WA�s first Noongar pro-wrestler, Coyne moved into radio, discovering a passion for telling stories that lead him into TV.

�Film and television is definitely my new passion now, I love it (and) I get the honour of introducing people�s stories,� he said.

Coyne has established a deep connection to country, and through the program aims to represent the stories of as

�I was born in a small town called Gnowangerup, but I�m a Noongar man, I represent all the 40 nations of Noongars and I want to help tell their stories,� he said.

�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 country as well.�

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

�We have a TV station in NITV and it�s great to be a part of it and tell our stories.

�Many of us do corroboree to tell stories or keep it bottled up, so Noongar Dandjoo is a way to get it out,� he said.

�The best form of communication is talking and telling stories.�