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Dr Noel Nannup

Noel is the ECU Elder-in-Residence and advises as ECU’s Cultural Ambassador.



Dr Nannup is a well-respected Noongar Elder. He is a known story teller and cultural guide, instructor and mentor. As Heritage Consultant with Indigenous Tours WA, Noel established the Swan River Tour in 2009, Rottnest Island Tour in 2008 and Kings Park Tour in 2004. All of which are still currently being offered.

Professional Associations

  • City of Melville
  • Curtin University
  • Department of Indigenous Affairs
  • Marlinup Bush University
  • Rottnest Island Authority
  • Rottnest Island Board
  • Telethon Institute for Child Health Research

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards

  • 2008 - Recognition of Contribution to Higher Education for Aboriginal People, Western Australia Winner
  • 2005 - Western Australia Citizen of the Year (Culture and Arts) Finalist

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2003 - Honorary Doctorate – Murdoch University


Multi-media Publications

  • CD “The Carers of Everything”
  • CD “When the Sea Level Rose”
  • CD “The Coming of the Colours”

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