Inductees 2018 - Gina Williams

Gina Williams

Gina Williams is a Balladong (Noongar) daughter with links, through her grandmother, to the Kitja people of the East Kimberley. Her music is informed by an ancient Indigenous culture and she has drawn from a deep well of recent West Australian and an even deeper personal history. From her early work as a news presenter, to an award-winning singer-songwriter, her dedication to preserving the Noongar language, and her work for an inclusive Australia Day, Gina has made many contributions to the WA community that will have a lasting impact. Some time ago, Gina wrote a welcome song Wanjoo for the purpose of teaching herself and her three children some words of welcome from Noongar country. Since its humble beginnings the song has been taught to more than 75,000 people through workshops and school across Australia. The song morphed into a book which was published in 2016, Wanjoo: The Welcome Song. Throughout her career Gina Williams has broken down many barriers and no doubt will continue to do so and continue to be an inspiration to not only for young Aboriginal women, but the wider community.

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Inductees 2018
Patricia Barblett AM
The Honourable Diana Bryant AO QC
Hazel Butorac OAM JP
Helen Margaret Creed
Nicola Forrest
Terrie Gomboc
Kelly Howlett
Sue Middleton
Dr Ann O'Neill
Professor Christobel Saunders
Suzanne Maree Urbaniak
Dr Tracy Westerman
Gina Williams
Mrs Irene Hooper AM
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