Miss NAIDOC 2016
Winner: Shelley Cable[edit | edit source]
Winner Miss NAIDOC Perth 2016
Runner up: DANIELLE KICKETT[edit | edit source]
Danielle Kickett is a 19-year-old Noongar-Bardi woman from Beckenham.
She is currently a 3rd year law student at Murdoch University. Her dream as a lawyer is to empower her people within the corporate world to work at an executive level. She wants to counteract negative stigma and show others that Indigenous people can achieve great things outside of the sporting context.
Miss Kwobordok: Tallulah Bieundurry[edit | edit source]
Awarded Miss Kwobordok.
Tallulah Bieundurry, 18, a Walmajarri woman from Fitzroy Crossing but now living in Rockingham.
MARION SLATER[edit | edit source]
Marion Slater is an 18-year-old Whadjuk yorga originally from Kondinin, now living in Wilson. She moved to Perth in January 2015 to finish high school at Sevenoaks Senior College. Marion is currently a volunteer at Noongar radio until she begins her public sector traineeship in July.
This will all help fulfil her passion in life which is to “create a better future for the upcoming generations and give them positive role models to look up to,” said Marion.
COURTNEY EADES[edit | edit source]
Courtney Eades is a 24-year-old Noongar woman from Kenwick. Her family come from the Wagyl Kaip (south west) and Whadjuk (Perth) regions. Courtney works at South Metro TAFE providing support and assistance to Indigenous students at the Midland and Balga campuses.
“I enjoy helping Indigenous students complete their qualifications so they are able to reach their full potential,” said Courtney.
BROOKE BLURTON[edit | edit source]
Brooke Blurton is a 21-year-old Noongar / Yamatji woman currently living in Harrisdale. She was born in Carnarvon where she grew up before moving to Perth at age 11. She currently works for Headspace Midland.
ALLIRA BOLTON[edit | edit source]
Allira Bolton is a 30-year-old Yuat Noongar woman. She was born in Perth and raised around Fremantle. Allira is the sole provider of her 8-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter who she lives for. “Everything I do, I do with my children in mind. I want to be the best mum, role model and person I can be,” said Allira.
Allira is employed by the Department of Education as an Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer (AIEO) and has completed certificates III and IV in Education Support. She works two days a week with pre-primary children, and two days with KindiLinks, a play based kindergarten for 0-4 year old Aboriginal children and their parents. As Allira says,
“Our children are our future we need to give them the confidence and knowledge to succeed in life.”
ANGEL HAYWARD[edit | edit source]
Angel is a 22-year-old Noongar woman from East Perth. She is the second eldest of seven children who has spent most of her life in Perth, but she’s also lived in Esperance, Port Hedland, Watheroo and Cunderdin. Angel completed a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia in 2014 and aspires to be an advocate for Indigenous people. She would like to complete a postgraduate law degree and attend the United Nations to see this vision a reality.
Angel is also a traveller whose been on exchange and lived in New Zealand and Ireland. And she’s played AFL footy on and off for the past 6 years.
- DANIELLE LE MESSURIER. Miss NAIDOC Perth contestants proud of cultural diversity. PerthNow. May 29, 2016 12:23pm. Retrieved 19 November 2016