Indigenous history in spotlight


Katie-Ann Martins, Ronaldo Martins, Shay Oxenham, Ira Jetta and Robert Wynne with the new book. Picture: Will Russell        www.communitypix.com.au   d447876
Katie-Ann Martins, Ronaldo Martins, Shay Oxenham, Ira Jetta and Robert Wynne with the new book. Picture: Will Russell        www.communitypix.com.au d447876

History of Walyalup (Fremantle) and the Whadjuk Nyoongah was put together by staff and students at Hamilton Senior High School.

Wayne Bariolo, the co-ordinator of Follow the Dream, an Aboriginal academic advancement program, said it had been a huge effort to get it completed.

“The book was a combined effort between staff and students, who took part in cultural activities including storytelling, art projects and excursions,” he said.

“Important geographic locations in the Fremantle precinct were researched and visited.

“Students made notes and drew pictures during the field trips and then worked in groups, discussing each event and the experiences and information that resonated with them.”