Posted: April 14th, 2014
This week, Pilbara Aboriginal media company Weerianna Street Media was awarded the Professor David Dolan Award as part of the 2014 Western Australian Heritage Awards. These prestigious annual awards recognise outstanding commitment and contribution to heritage conservation, adaptive reuse, tourism and interpretation in Western Australia.
In 2007, Tyson Mowarin, a musician, digital storyteller and proud Ngarluma man from the Pilbara, established Weerianna Street Media to produce factual content for television broadcast and community archives. It aims to protect Burrup rock art, share community stories, history and cultural knowledge, improve awareness of Aboriginal traditions and custodial ownership via digital technologies. The judges said Weerianna Street Media draws on a myriad of digital technology and new media to share stories of Aboriginal people, culture and history to a world-wide audience. The digital platforms also provide an invaluable living archive for Aboriginal knowledge about the Dampier Archipelago. See more at the State Heritage Awards