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The  Kurrah Mia Experience

Kurrah Mia’s Noongar tour guides have a unique and privileged opportunity to showcase our ancient culture and landscape. They use the knowledge and stories passed down by the ancestors and walk on Boodja (Country) that the Noongar ancestors were custodians of for thousands of years. A visit to Kinjarling (Albany) and the Great Southern Region is not complete without taking an Aboriginal Cultural tour to learn about how the Menang Noongar People moved throughout the land for hunting and gathering, for ceremonial rituals and daily life.

Vernice Gillies

Vernice Gillies is a Menang Elder who is passionate about cultural heritage, conservation and preservation of cultural knowledge and traditions. Vernice has a long history in presenting cross-cultural awareness workshops and teaching students about Indigenous tourism. She has worked extensively with the Albany Heritage Reference Group on projects such as the Oyster Harbour Fish Traps Conservation Project and the Yurlmun: Mokare Mia Boodja Exhibition.

Vernice received the 2019 Senior Citizen of the Year Award for the Albany region.

Larry Blight

Larry is a Menang Man, who is passionate about his Boodja (Land) and all things on it. Larry has extensive knowledge of local bushfoods, medicines, fauna, local stories and traditions.
He has been passing on this knowledge through cross-cultural awareness workshops, Aboriginal tourism, school educational workshops and more. He has helped on archaeological digs and research. His passion to understand and to share not only “what”, “where”, and “when”, but also “why” and “how”, add dimension and often humour as he tells stories of the Menang people and their history.
Larry is experienced at making traditional tools using natural products and techniques passed down from his ancestors.

Be welcomed into Menang Boodja (country) by one of our tour guides and learn about flora and fauna. Listen to traditional stories on Country and see the land through our eyes.

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