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.

I’m a Ballardong man, the eldest of four kids. I’m originally from Kellerberrin. My mum had seven sisters and one brother and they’re spread across the Wheatbelt. A lot of aunties, uncles and co...

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I was born in the old hospital in Northam and I’ve been here all my life. The building later became part of St Joseph’s, where I went to school. I’m the youngest in a family of seven—six boys ...

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I’ve lived in the Wheatbelt since I was about seven. My family moved here to get away from the crowds in Perth. There’s a lot of diversity in the city, but we preferred the quiet. We live about ...

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I live on a farm in Jennapullin, which is a small farming community fifteen kilometres to the north of Northam. I was born in the Wheatbelt and, growing up. Raising my kids here in the Wheatbelt has...

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One of my special memories of growing up was getting my dog Cindy when I was five or six. She was a little Corgi cross and she was beautiful. Cindy lived for sixteen or seventeen years and passed away...

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I am five and in Pre-Primary. My favorite thing to do at school is play with my friends. My best friends at school are Nitro and Emma. We play duck duck goose. We play in the sandpit and we muck aro...

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What a fantastic project..💛💛💛 ☑️ Do you live or work in the Wheatbelt? ☑️ Do you have a disability? ☑️ Would you like to be involved in this project? Please send us a PM, ema...

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I grew up near Darkan on a farm until I went to boarding school. I love what country towns can offer: the community, the people, the sport. I love going down town and seeing people I know – you feel...

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I love living in Toodyay. I have two kids, a six-year-old and a three-year-old. My parents live in Port Hedland, which is where I was born, and my family are from the Cocos (Keeling) Islands in WA. I ...

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I’m twenty-six and I’ve lived in Northam for the past sixteen months. One of the things I enjoy about living here is that you get to know everyone. You get to develop good friendships and you’re...

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Lovely to catch up with one of our special Humans of the Wheatbelt.. Looking great Ian Gibbs... 👍👍👍 #hunans #wheatbelt #community

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I live in Burlong, which is just outside of Northam. I work as a teacher at the WA College of Agriculture in Cunderdin, where I teach Year 11 and 12 English. This is my third year working at the colle...

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I’ve been in the Wheatbelt since 2010, but I grew up in Forrestfield. My husband had always liked Toodyay but I was a city girl, so we compromised by buying four acres in Bakers Hill. We wanted mo...

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

Latest News from the Wheatbelt


Thanks to Woolworths Northam we are again supplying fruit to all clients at the Wheatbelt Health Centre. #community #fruit #northam Northam Boulevard

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It was great to catch up with Amy Carpenter, Deputy Vice Principal and Alicia Wills, School Psychologist Takari Primary School last week to chat about how Disability Inclusion workshops could work for...

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Today is National Sorry Day acknowledging the forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families, communities and culture between 1910 -1970. Sorry Day is an oppor...

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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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