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 family on my father’s side is the Kickett family and on my mother’s side it’s the Stack family. My dad, Jim Kickett, was born at Badjaling Mission and my mum was Penelope Kickett (nee Stack)...

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For 18-year-old Matthew Fernihough, a sport he took up in the face of bullying has seen him grow into a martial arts champion. The Northam teenager took up Muay Thai only a few years ago as a way of ...

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Cristi McPhee from the Shire of Dandaragan has received the Humans of the Wheatbelt book 👍 Books can be accessed via buff.ly/38SiqvE or via Shires, CRCs or Libraries throughout the Wheatbelt. #w...

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Charlotte is six and is a real survivor, having beaten the odds and fought for her life countless times. Her favourite places are Rottnest Island, Lake Leschenaultia and the park. She loves going into...

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Thanks Lou for sharing your story. ‘Learning that we are all human, that there is always common ground to be found, even with people who have completely different backgrounds, values, and stories,...

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Great to see Cr Chris Antonio Shire President Shire of Northam out and about supporting the Humans of the Wheatbelt project. Have you read the Humans book? 📕📔📙📗 It is local stories, pri...

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Great to see from Lancelin Community Resource & Visitor Centre has received a copy of Humans of the Wheatbelt book 👍 Books are accessible online via www.wheatbelt.com.au or at Shires, libraries or...

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So glad the Bindoon Public Library are enjoying the new Humans of the Wheatbelt book. The books are available at all Wheatbelt Libraries, CRC and Shires plus downloadable via www.wheatbelt.com.au #...

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Ieva Tomsons Part 1 - http://tiny.cc/1y9rsz Part 2... In 1978 I was living with my ‘cousin’ in New York. Not a real cousin as many Latvians don’t have any relatives so they have to make them...

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I’m not sure if I qualify as a Human of the Wheatbelt as I live in Gidgegannup but I’ve worked around the Wheatbelt as a woolclasser for well over a quarter of a century and for the past five year...

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Thank you for sharing your stories over the last year.. 👏 Below is a snap shot of the reach we achieved. We are looking forward to working with CRCs, community groups, individuals and more as we...

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Naomi is in our Humans of the Wheatbelt book.. “Usually when someone moves out to the wheatbelt there is an interesting story behind it - either they are looking for something or escaping from som...

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I was born in Wongan Hills seventy-six years ago and I had a pretty normal childhood. I was one of four boys. I used to enjoy travelling with my father who was a supervisor on bulk handling. I saw qui...

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Thank you Fresh Start Recovery Programme.. It has been great to include people going through recovery in the humans stories... #community #inclusion #humansofthewheatbelt

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‘The book showcases the inclusivity and community spirit of the Wheatbelt perfectly. It was difficult to choose a favourite as each story is so uniquely told. Thank you for this copy for our office ...

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Glad you are enjoying the book Jamie.. We have sent a copy of all the library’s, CRC’s and Shires in the Wheatbelt... Have you seen it yet? #community #celebrate #inclusion

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Thanks Kerry Collard - I’m glad you like the Humams of the Wheatbelt book... Books have now been sent to all libraries, Shires and CRC in the Wheatbelt.. #community #inclusion #celebrate

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I grew up in Balga but I moved out of that area when I was nineteen. My partner Kylie and I have known each other since we were little. Our families knew each other and we went to the same school. App...

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Tobie is in our Humans of the Wheatbelt book.. “...what caused my mini stroke, the doctors ended up putting it down to stress. I’d gone through four of the top five traumatic experiences in my t...

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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


A fantastic project that utilised the team at Wheatbelt Health Network.. The Toodyay Egg hatches tomorrow 10am at Duidgee Park... I wonder what will appear? There are many known links between educa...

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Happy Friday.. 👍👍 A shout out to our amazing nurses... 🕺🕺 #nurses #health #wheatbelt

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Thank you to State Library of Western Australia for profiling Deborah Moody’s Humans of the Wheatbelt story... #community #inclusion #wheatbelt

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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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