Good spirits of Ballardong ancestors called on to watch over Toodyay’s new pool

Ballardong Elder Charmaine Miles delivers a “Welcome to Country” as local Labor MP Darren West watches on at last month’s official opening of Toodyay’s new $14 million recreation centre and pool.

Welcome to Country

IT’S A GREAT privilege to represent my people and my culture on this very important day.

I thank the Shire of Toodyay for inviting me here to say a few words and to welcome you all ‘to country’.

I’m a Ballardong woman, I speak the Ballardong language and I continue to connect with my culture on so many levels.

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