It’s one thing to have a passionate, knowledgeable guide who can recount an area like an upbeat encyclopedia entry, but it’s another when they have a deep connection to the land they stand on. Wadandi custodian Josh ‘Koomal’ Whiteland is one of those people — a storyteller and part of the story itself.
Josh comes from Western Australia’s spectacular South West region, a blend of Wadandi and Bibbulman country that stretches across holiday hubs Busselton, Dunsborough, and Margaret River.
The Wadandi and Bibbulman people have lived and breathed the South West’s ancient lands for over 50,000 years. They are also known as the Noongar people, banding together with other Indigenous groups from Kalbarri to Esperance. And, just like the country they represent, the Noongar culture is nothing short of fascinating, rich, and diverse.
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