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Mudjar Aboriginal Corporation

Story: Mudjar Aboriginal Corporation
Episode: 13
Presenter: Chrissy Morrissy
Air Date: 16 January 2022

Chrissy travels to Mudjar Aboriginal Corporation in Esperance. The Mudjar space acts as a multipurpose community organisation that celebrates culture and shares knowledge, promoting learning and wellness by connecting people, ideas, and resources.

  • Chrissy checks out the Mudjar Cultural Gardens progress. As an extension of the Ngulla Mia (our place) Project, the vision for the gardens is to create a landscape that encapsulates the living culture of its indigenous people, enabling families to share with the community stories about Country.
  • Within the corporation resides a community workshop where Chrissy visits the woodworking area, art space, community vegetable patch and fruit trees.
  • The space facilitates several great community programs including the Pallet Project and Dismantle Bike Rescue, who teach youth about bike building and maintenance, allowing them a chance to build a bike for themselves and one to donate. Both projects are geared to using recycled and reclaimed materials to build tangible products as well as skills.
  • The corporation is community, and fair trade focused. The Gallery features a powerful collection of local artworks, authentic handcrafted traditional tools, and ethically created and sourced gift wares. This guarantees that the original artists and their communities’ benefit from the royalties of all items sold bearing their unique stories and talents.
  • The community group will also be starting Esperance Aboriginal Tours. With cultural guides, visitors will have the opportunity to experience living aboriginal culture with local Aboriginal guides.
  • Visitors will learn about the significance and uses of local plants and animals, rich history, and ancient traditions. Using traditional language frequently to describe the Country and using storytelling to pass on the tales from their ancestors.
  • At the end of the tour, visitors are invited to create jewellery, art, or tools to take home using local seeds and wood.

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