The Country Noongar Program can be heard through Albany Western Australia on 100.9fm every second Tuesday afternoon from 5-6pm. You can also listen live on the Internet at Albanycommunityradio.com.au
The program started on the Albany Community Radio in October 2010. Members of the Aboriginal Noongar community in Albany worked and trained together to set up the program and get it started.
The Country Noongar Program is about sharing, connecting and strengthening people through stories.
We promote local Aboriginal activities in the Great Southern, yarn to service providers, entertainers, community members, and whoever is interested in having a yarn with us!
We are not shy when it comes to talking with entertainers, actors, musicians and local community members; our program is a slice of heaven when we present to our listener what our audience needs. Our program highlights health and wellbeing and the most important of all just sit down and relax.
We enjoy having a laugh, a yarn and bringing people to the listener.
More than 100 people have shared time with us on our program.
We want you to tune in and listen to what we have to share.
The Aboriginal flag is an official flag of Australia and was recognised under Federal legislation in July 1995.Designed by Aboriginal Elder Harold Thomas in 1971, this flag symbolises Aboriginal identity. Mr Thomas has been recognised as the desgner of the Aboriginal flag by the Federal Court and has been granted backdated copyright of the design to 1971. The top half of the flag is black to represent the Aboriginal people.The red in the lower half represents the red earth (the relationship to the land) and the red ochre used in Aboriginal ceremonies.The circle of yellow represents the sun(giver of life) and yellow ochre.
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