There is a working connection between Matan's and the Wardandi Aboriginal Community.

Jim Matan was the business manager of the Wardan Centre for 5 years and worked with the Wardandi to reach their objectives of having a place to introduce their culture to the wider community and to create meaningful employment for Aboriginal people.


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Meeting Place by Maureen Foster

The Wardandi people are the traditional owners of most of the land now known as the Margaret River Wine Region.
Through the Wardan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, the Wardandi Elders have chosen to share aspects of their culture with visitors in an effort to increase understanding and reconciliation with the wider community.

The Wardan Aboriginal Cultural Centre is at Injidup Springs Rd, off Caves Road and 6km south of Yallingup.

The centre is open for visits from the public and offers bushtrail tours, demonstrations, an interpretive area, shop and art gallery.

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