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.

Carrie Edwards I grew up predominantly in the Bullsbrook area. My parents moved to Roebourne for a few years but we moved back when I was in Grade 1. I married my brother's best friend and he was a ...

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Olive Bennell - Part 2 of 2 I’m proud of what I’ve done in my life, so I wouldn’t tell my fourteen-year-old self to do anything differently. I do wish I went further in school or TAFE, because ...

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Olive Bennell - Part 1 of 2 I was born in Brookton and that’s where I live now. I’ve just celebrated my sixty-sixth birthday. When I was young I lived on the reserve and went through the ration s...

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Ann Brandis – Part 2 of 2 The best moments in my life would be getting married to my husband and without a doubt the births of my two boys. From a family perspective I also cherish all our celebr...

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Ann Brandis – Part 1 of 2 I live in Mukinbudin but originally, I came out with my parents from England as a Ten Pound Pom when I was eighteen months old. My Dad farmed in England and had three b...

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Mary Cameron – Part 3 of 3 We bought our house in 1986/87. Pieter had a property further out in the Coonabidgee district, but for health and practical reasons we decided to come into town. The ho...

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Mary Cameron – Part 2 of 3 On graduation I returned to WA and my first appointment was as a Staff Nurse at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Following completing the Staff Nurse Year (now known as a ...

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Mary Cameron – Part 1 of 3 My original family stock is from Manjimup and I have been associated with country towns and country properties all my life. When I was a child, prior to going to school...

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Hazel Martin I’m a ‘ten-pound Pom’ but I’ve been in Australia since I was six months old. I have three grown-up children and three grandbabies with one on the way. They are the centre of my ...

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Ruby Collins I grew up in the southern part of the Philippines in Mindanao. I came from the country but worked in the city before I came to Australia. I have three brothers and two sisters with the...

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

Latest News from the Wheatbelt


Dowerin waitlist is OPEN! (link below) Ever thought about designing a logo? Printing a T-Shirt? Every wanted to understand why something looks right one way but looks weird if you change something s...

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Mental Health starts with our children Maren's advice to children and young adults is to "Communicate your difficult feelings and allow others to share their difficult feelings with you. Childre...

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"Mental Health starts with our children" As a grandmother of 5, I am sensitive to the role I play in raising happy independent children. I love using my little piece of country to teach the k...

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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
Open: 8.30am-4.30pm Mon – Thurs

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 – 4.30pm Mon – Fri

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

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