Goolugatup Dreaming

Shaun Nannup and Jocelyn De Marchi (10)

Local stories of the Dreamtime are important for us all

By Jane Grljusich
Herald Promotions

Would you like to know more about local Aboriginal culture and understand the powerful connection between people and their country?

A group of us experienced WISDOM in Your Life’s amazing fi rst Aboriginal Storytelling session at Goolugatup Heathcote (Heathcote Cultural Precinct) last Sunday evening over a bowl of kangaroo stew and damper. 

Sitting on the grass surrounded by majestic trees, chirping frogs and insects, it was an incredible sensory overload as we took in the river views under the sunset and rising moon, heard the dusk calls of native birds, including laughing Kookaburras, and the powerful rhythm and vibrations of traditional Message Sticks and Didgeridoo, enjoyed the calming scents of burning woods from across WA, and tasted the fl esh of a nearby Balga tree, common bush tucker for local Aboriginal people. 

Led by Aboriginal leader Shaun Nannup, together we understood more about his peoples’ powerful connection to the land – their wisdom – and how it is relevant to us all. 

WISDOM in Your Life is a social business run by Shaun, and Psychologist Roslyn Snyder, to help individuals, families and workplaces to empower themselves and others, with proceeds going towards helping Aboriginal people directly and fi ghting the shocking disadvantages they face. 

Roslyn and Shaun are helping people of all cultures to gently connect with themselves and others, fi nd their truth, understand the importance of community and embrace their spirt. 

Their Aboriginal storytelling sessions are open to all. If you’d like to be a part of the experience, book today.

Goolugatup Heathcote, Applecross (Heathcote Cultural Precinct) Phone 9499 4053

WISDOM in Your Life provides simple, visual, inclusive and integrated teachings to heal the mind, enhance culture, or smooth the interface between two or more cultures; workplace, family, community or specialised Courses Available (full dates available at

Aboriginal storytelling 21 March, or 18 April, or 16 May (two-and-a-half hours from 5.30pm to 8pm)
Place, Nature, Purpose – 3, 17 and 31 March, or 26 May, 9 and 23 June (3-day course)

Stage 1 – The Map – 16 & 17 March, 20 & 21 April, 18 & 19 May (2-day course) Stage 2 – The Compass – 2 & 3 March, 6 & 7 April, 4 & 5 May (2-day course) Stage 3 – Energy Patterns – 9 & 10 March, 13 & 14 April, 11 & 12 May (2-day course) 

EARTH SCHOOL Online – anytime

WISDOM in Your Life’s profi ts are directed towards eliminating Aboriginal disadvantage. Every full-priced course delivered, allows us to deliver a course to an Aboriginal person free-of-charge. 

Promote your business. Contact Jane on 0417 814 128, or email

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