Country, Culture, People, Future

July 2023

Wattandee Littlewell Aboriginal Corporation Elders Connect & NAIDOC Day event

Posted: July 27th, 2023

Wattandee Littlewell Aboriginal Corporation are hosting their Elders Connect and NAIDOC Day event on Wednesday 13 September 2023.

Wattandee Elders and families are invited back to Littlewell Aboriginal Reserve Mingenew to share stories of connection, culture, and Country. The event will include a Welcome to Country, smoking ceremony, Wattandeee dancers, yarning circles, an Elders Table with bush tea and bush medicines, as well as lunch and drinks.

For more information, please contact Tristan Mongoo at, or by calling 0475 374 497.



Heritage Council of Western Australia seeking new members

Posted: July 17th, 2023

The Heritage Council of Western Australia is looking for six people to become members.

Nominations are now open for experienced and qualified individuals committed to the identification and conservation of WA’s heritage places.

The Council makes recommendations to the Heritage Minister on entries to the State Register of Heritage Places and assists other government agencies and relevant authorities in the management and development of those places, whilst also determining the State’s heritage strategy and policies.

Applicants should have knowledge and experience in heritage matters. The Government is particularly interested in people with specialist experience in Aboriginal cultural heritage.

Further details and application packages can be found here:, or by calling 08 6551 8002.

Applications close Friday 11 August 2023.

Learn more about ‘ACHKnowledge’: the new government database for managing Aboriginal cultural heritage in WA

Posted: July 7th, 2023

As part of the new Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2021 that has come into effect from 1 July 2023, the old Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 Section 18 approvals process has been replaced by a tiered system.

To replace Section 18 the government have launched an online system – ACHKnowledge – to provide a centralised location for the management of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage (ACH) data and to help with statutory compliance of the management of ACH.

As part of this new system, the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) has announced it is allowing for organisational accounts to be set up.

Education sessions have been set up in a range of locations, including:

  • Perth – Wednesday 12 July
  • Mt Magnet – Thursday 27 July
  • Meekatharra – Friday 28 July
  • Carnamah – Wednesday 2 August
  • Carnarvon – Thursday 10 August
  • Geraldton – Wednesday 16 August

Register attendance at any of the above sessions via this link: Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2021 Education workshop schedule (

The DPLH are also offering briefings on organisational accounts, which can be organised by calling them on (08) 6551 8002.

To learn more, visit the DPLH website at Understanding ACHknowledge Webinar Series (

Country is our mother, the provider and keeper of cultural belongings. Country and Culture go together. You can’t have one without the other.

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians throughout Western Australia, and on whose Country we work. We acknowledge and respect their deep connection to their lands and waterways.

We honour and pay respect to Elders, and to their ancestors who survived and cared for Country.

Our offices are located on Whadjuk Country, Southern Yamatji Country, Yinggarda Country, Kariyarra Country, and Yawuru Country. We recognise the continuing culture, traditions, stories and living cultures on these lands and commit to building a brighter future together.

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