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 advice would be - while you can have lots of fun when you are young - if you knuckle down at school you can have more fun later on’ Adam’s Marchant’s story is in the Humans of the Wheatbe...

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Charlie Dick - part 2 of 2 I had a stroke in August 2019 and since then I’ve felt like I can’t do the things I used to be able to do. I used to be a footy coach and a lecturer at university, but...

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Charlie Dick - Part 1 of 2 Goomalling is my home town. I went to school at the Sacred Heart Convent there and then to Northam Senior High School for a short time. I’ve got something like fifteen or...

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My parents are Bob and Nancy Freebairn. I am the 2nd eldest of 8 kids (3 boys and 5 girls). I was born and raised up in Morawa. I learnt on how to drive on the farm dad shared farm with Colin Noble...

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We celebrate the amazing contributions and achievements that Kathy Davis has made in the Wheatbelt for NAIDOC week. See her Humans of the Wheatbelt story.. shorturl.at/bwIJ0 #wheatbelt #community ...

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Part 2 - Darren I’ve been in social work for a number of years, but I was a chef before all this. I found that I really enjoyed working with people struggling with mental health challenges and unde...

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Part 1 I’m from Alberta, Canada and I grew up in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Lots of snow, cold, skiing—that was where I grew up. Everyone plays hockey on the frozen lakes but I prefe...

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Thanks Anna for sharing your story. ‘My advice in life would be get as much education as you can, keep glass away from toddlers and see the world’ https://tinyurl.com/y6glanzq Anna’s story i...

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Part 2 - Angi McCluskey My husband Michael was diagnosed with younger-onset dementia about five years ago. He had a minor traffic incident and I think that brought everything to a head. I realised ...

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Part 1 - Angi McCluskey I grew up in Essex in the United Kingdom and I came to Australia in 1990 with my husband Michael and our three children. We have one daughter and two sons. Michael and I alway...

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When I first came to Australia, the first place I worked was in my sister’s bakery in York for a couple of years. Now we’ve lived in Northam for nearly six years, where we run a local bakery. We...

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I was born in Pingelly WA and spent the first part of my life in Coolbellup until I was twelve. From there I moved back to Pingelly, where I lived until I was thirty. As for whether I prefer the city ...

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I’m from North London, which is where I grew up and went to school. I grew up in a beautiful family. My grandparents brought me up. We had a twenty-seven-foot motor cruiser. I had a fantastic childh...

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Thanks Eliza for sharing your story. ‘My advice would be take changes and go out of your comfort zone. I was very shy and my job has forced me go out and talk to people’ Eliza’s story appears...

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I was born in Kumalling, which is what Goomalling used to be called before they changed the name. I wasn’t born in the hospital either; I was born out in the bush. According to the so-called governm...

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Thanks for letting us know you got the book Jan... Jan's is from Lancelin and her story in included in Humans of the Wheatbelt Book.... 'It doesn’t matter about skin colour or race; you have to ...

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I grew up in Dunsborough and did all of my schooling in the south-west region before moving to Perth for university. I have a sister who is three years older than me – she’s my best friend. She�...

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Trevor Davis Part 1 - https://tinyurl.com/y4hq4ev8 Trevor Davis - Part 2... I work for As One Nyitting in Northam. I went into business with my son Robert and my daughter-in-law Zoe and we want to...

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Trevor Davis - Part 1.. I’m sixty-two years old and I’ve lived in Northam for forty-odd years. I came here back in the seventies because my family was here. I was also chasing my future wife, ...

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I live on a farm sixteen kilometres north of Kellerberrin where I was born seventy-nine years ago. I went to school up until Year 9, but my father wasn’t enjoying the best of health so I left school...

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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


International Volunteers Day acknowledges and celebrate the role of volunteers in their communities around the world. Thank you to all the volunteers in the Wheatbelt. #wheatbelt #volunteering #tha...

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For 16 days in November and December, the community is invited to take a part in a major effort to encourage change to stop violence against women. 24-hour helplines National Sexual Assault, Domesti...

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Thank you to Experience York Western Australia for a great video celebrating the 2020 harvest.. #wheatbelt #york #lovewhereyoulive

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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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