West Kimberley

Working with the Community

 

A secondee’s story in the West Kimberley, 2015. Video by Qantas.

Key partner organisations in the region include the following:

  • Aarnja
  • KLC – Kimberley Land Council
  • KRED Enterprises
  • Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre
  • Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation
  • Nyamba Buru Yawuru

Communities supported include Ardyaloon, Beagle Bay, Fitzroy Crossing, and Lombadina.

Regional Contacts

  • Corinne Berry

    Jawun Regional Director, West Kimberley

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    Prior to being appointed Regional Director of West Kimberley, Corinne was Regional Manager of the Central Coast region in NSW. Corinne is a Central Coast local who loves the sandstone, the angophora trees and the living culture of Darkinjung country. She is excited to move to West Kimberly and call this region her new home.

    Corinne is trained as an artist and an educator, and has spent most of her working life in arts and education, community empowerment and capability building. Through working alongside mainstream educational systems, Corinne developed a respect for flexible and expanded modes of learning.

    Corinne has worked in the for purpose, public and private sectors and is passionate about skills transfer, creative capital and personal agency. Before joining Jawun, Corinne managed a Visual Arts Outreach program across five remote communities in the Barkly Region of the Northern Territory.

    To contact Corinne, please email: cberry@jawun.org.au

  • Shane Webster

    Jawun General Manager, Regions

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    Shane has played a key role in driving initiatives designed to empower Indigenous Australia to shape their future by choice, not chance. This has included contributions to significant legislative reforms such as the South Australian Constitutional amendment to recognise Aboriginal custodianship of the lands and waters and the introduction to SA’s first Aboriginal Business Procurement policy.

    Shane was also a founding member of the Law Society SA, Indigenous Law Student Mentoring Program and in 2018 joined the Don Dunstan Foundation Committee of Management. In 2019 Shane was selected as an Atlantic Fellow for Social Equity and is presently helping to shape the Indigenous led response to the 4th industrial revolution and the new digital economy.

    Shane has Torres Strait Islander, Singaporean and Kiwi ancestry and in 2019 was appointed General Manager, Regions at Jawun.

    To contact Shane, please email: swebster@jawun.org.au

Case Studies

Case studies show how Jawun secondees have achieved real results. If you are interested to learn more about Jawun's work in this region, click on the case studies below.