Humans of the Wheatbelt

Humans of the Wheatbelt is a disability project that celebrates inclusion within the community.

There is always someone in each story that has a disability whether it is the human, interviewer, photographer or writer.

My parents were both from New Zealand, but I was born in Brisbane. They moved from there to Australia down in the Boyup Brook area more permanently when I was about 8. We lived in the country until I...

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I’ve lived in Australia for ten years since moving from India, where I grew up in the Punjab region. My sister is here in Australia as are a few of my cousins and uncles as well. What brought me t...

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I was born in Sheffield, England but my family emigrated to Australia when I was nine years old. I studied Medicine at the University of Western Australia. My dad was a doctor and I didn’t think I w...

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I was born in Manjimup, where my father was a war service settlement farmer after the Second World War. He was part of a project to grow tobacco in Northcliffe, but it failed as the region was too wet...

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What a fantastic project.. 👍❤️ Over the last 18 months we have interviewed 156 people in 32 shires with an audience of 959,072 people.. Each story involved someone with a disability whether ...

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I moved to the Wheatbelt about four years ago with my husband and 2 boys. We had visited friends in Toodyay, and when we realised we could live on three acres in Toodyay for the same price as a tiny b...

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I’m involved with the Wangaree Community Centre here in Lancelin, which opened in 2014. The name for this centre, Wangaree, is the original name for Lancelin, which means ‘land of the fishes.’ ...

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I was born on a British ship and therefore I was a British subject by birth. The way it works in these circumstances is that the captain of the ship can sign the birth certificate, just like he can ma...

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My name is Tobie, and I am a Noongar woman. My Dad’s name was Timothy Narkle and my Mums name is Lesley Watson. My brothers, sisters and I all go by ‘Narkle-Watson’. I grew up in the Mukinbudin/...

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I’ve in Julimar for the past ten years since moving here from Mt Richon. I like the privacy and quiet of living out of town. I was born in Woomera, South Australia where my father was a Licensed Ai...

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Narrjuk (Northam) is my hometown, this is where I wasborn and raised. This is my mother’s people’s country, Yuat Yoongar Boodja. Narrjuk is the Noongar name for Northam. My mother’s people were ...

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I was born in Northam and I’ve lived here almost my entire life. Growing up, we used to go on a lot of picnics and camping with family. We had a beach house in Mandurah so we spent a fair bit of tim...

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What an amazing achievement... Thanks for the chat Matthew.. 🏅👊👍

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I have been living in Pingelly since about 2001, but I have been associated with the Pingelly/ Popanyinning area all my life. I grew up on a farm in East Popanyinning, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I ...

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I nearly had second thoughts when I was asked whether or not I would be prepared to talk about my background and why I came to live in the Wheatbelt. Both my parents were English but I was born in In...

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I grew up in Fremantle where I attended primary school near Spearwood and high school at Hamilton Senior. I’ve recently returned to the Wheatbelt but I know the area because my mum is from York and ...

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Humans of the Wheatbelt is a fantastic disability project that celebrates community - either the human, interviewer, photographer or writer has a disability. #community #inclusion #humans

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I was born and bred in Northam and I’ve lived here all my life, which is seventy-four years. I always thought that home was where you make it. There were some times when I thought it might be nice ...

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I was born and bred in Quairading. I think my favourite memories of growing up were the special times out on the farm. We used to go on bush picnics on Sundays as a family and, in the spring, there wa...

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Humans of the Wheatbelt is a fantastic disability project that celebrates community - either the human, interviewer, photographer or writer has a disability. #community #inclusion #humans

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The Wheatbelt Health Network offers support including General Practice, Nursing, Mental Health, Allied Health and Visiting Specialists.

Latest News from the Wheatbelt


We have a new banner for the ITC team... A tad excited... ❤️🖤💛 Thanks to WA Primary Health Alliance for funding this Noongar, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Chronic Disease Care Co...

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Thanks for the chat Cherie 👍👍👍 #community #inclusion #humansofthewheatbelt

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To all my Noongar people out there we are living in uncertain times at the moment people need to take notice of what people are saying, especially the government, hear what is being said. Stay at hom...

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NORTHAM

Wheatbelt Health Centre
25 Holtfreter Avenue, Northam
Phone: 08 9621 4444
Open: 8am-6pm Mon – Fri

Aboriginal Health - Northam
65 Wellington Street, Northam
Phone: 08 9690 2824

TOODYAY

Alma Beard Medical Centre
81 Stirling Tce, Toodyay
Phone: 08 9578 2500
Open: 8.30am – 5pm Mon – Fri

WUNDOWIE

Wundowie Health Centre
GP Services
283 Boronia Ave, Wundowie
Phone: 08 9621 4444
Open: 8.30am – 4pm Wednesdays

NARROGIN

Aboriginal Health - Narrogin
Williams Road, Narrogin
Phone: 08 9881 0385
Open: 8.30am – 4.30pm Mon – Tues

After hours medical assistance: In an emergency call 000 or present to your nearest Regional Hospital emergency department. If you have a non- emergency and would like to consult with a GP then call Telstra Health on 1800 225 523. The service is free to access for Australian residents who reside in the wheatbelt or who are temporarily residing in the Wheatbelt. This service can be accessed before 8am and after 6pm Monday-Friday, before 8am and after 12pm Saturday and all day Sunday and any Public Holidays. Thank you to Western Australia Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) for funding this service.

  • 25 Holtfreter Avenue, Northam

  • 81 Stirling Tce, Toodyay

  • 65 Wellington Street, Northam

  • Williams Road, Narrogin

  • 283 Boronia Ave, Wundowie

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