Noel Nannup named Male Elder of the Year at Naidoc Perth Awards


Dr Noel Nannup, the Male Elder of the Year for 2017.
Dr Noel Nannup, the Male Elder of the Year for 2017.

CULTURAL teacher Noel Nannup was named Male Elder of the year at the Naidoc Perth Awards on Sunday.

The renowned storyteller, mentor and guide is the Cultural Ambassador and Elder-in-Residence for Edith Cowan University where he works on community and cultural projects.

His father Charles William Nannup lived and worked around Mundaring Weir for many years.

As heritage consultant with Indigenous Tours WA, Dr Nannup established the Swan River Tour in 2009, the Rottnest Island Tour in 2008 and the Kings Park Tour in 2004.

Previous awards include recognition for contributions to higher education for Aboriginal people in WA and he was a finalist in the WA Citizen of the Year (Culture and Arts) Awards in 2005.

In 2003, he received an Honorary Doctorate from Murdoch University.

More recently, he completed the research papers, A Survey with the Yinhawangka Community and Yinhawangka Aboriginal Corporation, and he contributed to the 2015 documentary film series Synergies of Meaning, exploring the relationship between traditional Noongar and western culture social scientific knowledge.

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