Kurrah Mia has a passionate team dedicated to keeping traditions alive through education and unique experiences. We believe in the passing down and sharing of knowledge from our elders, so all may experience the wonder and beauty of our precious land

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.

RON GREY

Ron Grey is a Noongar Man, who has a passion for his Boodja (Land). Ron has worked in Aboriginal run businesses from building to tourism and is passionate about the development of education and sustainable employment for Aboriginal people in all industries.

Ron has a close connection to the Boodja in the Albany area and has added to his knowledge through hands-on experience and working with Elders. Ron enjoys sharing his knowledge and encouraging people to look at the landscape through Aboriginal eyes to share a different perspective of the land, culture and beliefs. He shares his culture with respect for his ancestors.

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.
Larry has been passing on this knowledge through cross-cultural awareness workshops, Aboriginal tourism, school educational workshops and more. Larry has helped on archaeological digs and research. His passion to understand and to share not only “what”, “where”, and “when”, but also “why”, “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.