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.

Brenda DeAtta I grew up in Bunbury with my parents, Des and Mary Ugle and my brothers and sisters. Mum was a ten-pound pom who came from England in her teens, and she worked as a nursing assistant in...

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Sue Bennell Part 3 of 3 It’s hard to say what have been the best moments of my life so far—there have been too many. The first amazing thing that comes to mind is the birth of my first daughter. ...

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Sue Bennell Part 2 of 3 My parents weren’t very religious but they liked to listen to Billy Graham on the radio and us kids always went to Sunday School. He even came to Perth one time, but he didn...

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Sue Bennell Part 1 of 3 My younger sister Iris once got my full birth certificate and she wrote me a letter to go with it. She told me my name was spelled Susanne, but on another document it’s spe...

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Ian Rivers I grew up and did my schooling here in Mukinbudin. The original Muka people are really good people and I’ve been here for many years. Being brought up in a white man’s world, I wasn�...

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Hon Mia Davies MLA – Leader of the Opposition - Part 3 of 3 Mum and Dad are my two greatest influences, even though they are two very different people. My mum has been a teacher her whole life, com...

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Hon Mia Davies MLA – Leader of the Opposition - Part 2 of 3 After university, I travelled and worked my way around Europe and the UK for two years. I had an enormous amount of fun living on a shoes...

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Hon Mia Davies MLA – Leader of the Opposition - Part 1 of 3 I grew up on the family farm in Yorkrakine, which is between Wyalkatchem, Tammin and Kellerberrin. It’s my father’s family farm and w...

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Flashback Friday... Michelle McDonnell I do relief work at the Kellerberrin CRC and I love it. I answer phones and customer enquires. I have lived in Kellerberrin my whole life. I went to Year 10 ...

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Joan Hill - Narrogin I was born in 1929 in the bush on a farm near Dudinin where my father Herb Kickett was working at the time. My dad and mum then moved to Quaraiding where my brother Jimmy was bo...

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Flashback Saturday.. If anything goes wrong in your in life – you say – that’s ok everything is really alright. I was born on the side of the road between Cunderdin and Meckering. My mother h...

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I was born in Jersey in the Channel Islands in 1940. We left when I was three weeks old because the Germans were coming to occupy the island. My father was a pilot so we went to England for the durati...

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Flashback Friday... 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 tho...

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I grew up in Mukinbudin and I’ve been here my entire life, which is eighteen years. I went to boarding school at Santa Maria College in Perth for six years. I really enjoyed it there but I guess the...

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Flashback... I've been riding horses since I was two years old and they have always been a passion of mine. My father had a total passion for horses and animals too, so I think I got the love of hors...

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Michelle Nelson Part 2 of 2 I’m recently ran in the WA State Election because I want to influence change, particularly here in the Wheatbelt. I’ve seen the neglect of people’s unmet needs for ...

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Michelle Nelson Part 1 of 2 I was born in Kellerberrin and I lived my early childhood days in Merredin. Then because of my mother needing to have better access to medical care, we had to make the ha...

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Flashback Saturday... Rob Pampling - York.. #wheatbelt #inclusion #humansofthewheatbelt

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Part 2 of 2 - Len Shadbolt Mukinbudin is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘little water’ and the local Aboriginal people are all good people. They helped my father clear the land for the farm. It was...

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Part 1 of 2 - Len Shadbolt My father and uncle came to Mukinbudin from Bendigo in 1910. My uncle came out in a horse and cart while my father stayed in Merredin cutting wood for the pub for six we...

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Friday Funny.. Wishing you a lovely weekend.. #wheatbelt #health

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Thanks for the chat Brenda 👍👍

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If you are a woman aged 25-74 years of age and have ever been sexually active you should have a Cervical Screening Test every five years until the age of 74. Your first Cervical Screening Test is du...

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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

Therapy Plus
104 Wellington Street, Northam
Phone: 08 9621 4444

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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