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Ports on the map of Indigenous Australia: Southern Ports

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December 9, 2021

Southern Ports acknowledges the Nyungar Peoples, who are the Traditional Owners of the land and waterways on which the Port of Esperance operates, and pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

In 2017 Southern Ports supported the Esperance Tjaltjraak Native Title Aboriginal Corporation's establishment of the 'Tommy Windich Cultural Precinct'.  

Opening the Tommy Windich Cultural Precinct

This project was a celebration of local Indigenous Australian heritage acknowledging the West Australian Indigenous tracker and explorer Tommy Windich who passed away in Esperance in 1876. This project aimed to ensure that respect and cultural consideration was given to Tommy Windich's burial ground and to promote the protection of other sacred places.

Southern Ports acknowledges the Minang Noongar peoples, who are the Traditional Owners of the land and waterways on which the Port of Albany operates, and pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

Southern Ports sponsored two young people from the Great Southern to participate in the March 2021 Leeuwin sailing program.

With the Southern Ports Reconciliation Action Plan in mind, Albany staff ensured at least of one of those positions will be for a young Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, while the other position will be for an at risk or disadvantaged youth, in line with the sustainability strategy’s community theme.

Southern Ports acknowledges the Wardandi peoples of the Noongar Nation who are the Traditional Owners of the land and waterways on which the Port of Bunbury operates, and pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

Find out more about Southern Ports here.

Check out Ports Australia's Ports on the map of Indigenous Australia here.

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