Deep in the bush in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia's far north lives a stronghold of ancient culture, and a community who are the descendants of a continuous lineage of people that extends back to around 70,000 years old. Wunambul Traditional Owners are fighting through red tape and legal and political hurdles to pass on their ancient knowledge for future generations, in the hope that their stories and ways and collective identity will be preserved and able to continue on long into the future, and not be lost in the rapidly changing and fast paced world that we live in today. In what has to be one of the most remote locations in Australia, the Kandiwal community need well deserved help and support to continue to live on their ancestral lands and tribal country; to upgrade housing in the community, bring families back to the Mitchell Plateau (Ngauwudu), employ cultural teachers in the school and to teach the younger generation the ways of their culture. This is about the preservation of the oldest continuous culture on the planet.

If anyone is wanting to support Kandiwal's ambition to improve housing and schooling please contact me at

This project was undertaken on the traditional lands of the Wunambal people. In the spirit of reconciliation we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Ngauwudu, the Mitchell Plateau, and recognise their connection to land, sea and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging