Inductees 2015 - Mrs Doolann-Leisha Eatts

Mrs Doolann-Leisha Eatts

As we saw in the film presentation, Doolann-Leisha is a proud Whudjuk Ballardong Elder who dedicates herself to teaching the history of her people to keep their culture alive.

She has contributed her knowledge to heritage and educational programs for 30 years to highlight the Nyungah history of Perth.

Doolann-Leisha a most respected elder who is popular as a speaker and for her moving Welcome to Country, which she sometimes performs with her husband Wally or other family members.

She is one of a few remaining members of the community who can tell the story of her people’s lives in the area around Mt Eliza from the early days of white settlement.

Mrs Eatts is Member of many non-Aboriginal and Nyungah committees, Patron and Member of Yellagoongah House in Joondalup. Worked on Koombah-Jenn personal development programs to improve literacy/numeracy, self-esteem and personal skills for Aboriginal youth.

Doolan-Leisha worked with the state govt for 12 years on programs for young Aboriginal offenders and families. She is a Co-Founder of Aboriginal Urban Services Inc. and Vice-Chairperson since 1987

Her book Our Country, My Nyungah Home includes her family life and grandmother’s story and she has also worked with Murdoch University and the City of Stirling on projects to record traditional knowledge and sites of cultural significance.

She has received several NAIDOC awards and was presented with the ‘Torch-Bearer Medallion’ for forty years of “creating harmony within the Northern Suburbs among People of all Nationalities”.



Article Index
Inductees 2015
Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO,Governor of Western Australia
Dr Sue Boyd
Mrs Doolann-Leisha Eatts
Ms Tracey Horton
Mrs Pat Morris AM
Professor Cheryl Praeger AM
Honourable Christine Ann Wheeler AO, QC
Mrs Nanette Williams
Roll of Honour - Margaret Hubery
Roll of Honour - Isabelle Lake
Roll of Honour - Nancy Stewart
Roll of Honour - June Williams
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