LAND LAW FAMILY

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LAND LAW FAMILY

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The later 1970s and early 1980’s was a revolutionary time for education in remote Western Australia. Aboriginal people across the Kimberley and Pilbara were establishing independent schools on their land. Gija Elders Sam Butters, Raymond Wallaby, Jack Britten, and Shirley Drill wanted their children to grow up on Gija country and be taught by Gija people. They were determined to see their children grow up strong in their language and culture, remain connected to their land, and access a high quality education in a safe and supportive learning environment. Purnululu Aboriginal Independent Community School was first established in the Purnululu National Park, Now a popular tourist destination, commonly known as ‘The Bungle Bungles’. Few people have heard of this inspiring and courageous initiative of the Gija people, who independently established a school for their children. Twenty-five years later in the picturesque East Kimberley region of Western Australia, nestled between the hills surrounding the endearing community of Frog Hollow is a vibrant and progressive school, governed by Gija people upholding the guiding values set by their founding Elders; Land, Law, Family.

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