Welcome to Roelands Village
We acknowledge the Noongar people as original custodians of this land, pay our respects to your elders past, present and emerging, and wish to walk alongside you on the path towards reconciliation.
In considering the most appropriate venue or place for trainings, we aim to access the expansive and healing properties of nature and respectfully engage the indigenous custodians of the country on which we are gathering.
We believe if we are to shift the quality of our conversations for a future in which people and planet thrive, we must listen to and learn from the wisdom and guidance of those who lived in harmony with the earth for millennia.
Healing and co-creation with indigenous brothers and sisters requires something from settler peoples - to turn towards, to support self-determination, to be in humble request for knowledge. The history and ethos of Roelands Village invites this attitude. A former Mission now run by the Aboriginal community, Roelands Village is a living example of a transformed perspective supporting the co-creation of a shared path to a brighter future.
We are grateful for the welcome and generosity already shown us by the managers of Roelands and hope to work closely with them to co-create a successful training that contributes in some small way to healing and reconciliation.
Our organisation is looking to create a positive place of healing and development for the children of the mission and their families. Roelands Mission was home to over 500 stolen generation children. Today it is about creating an area where culture can be rediscovered and opportunities can begin to grow.
Roelands Village is located on the Collie River, in the Bunbury Region of Western Australia.
The property was originally a farm used also as a Mission to house children removed from families from across WA. Roelands Village is now run by Woolkabunning Kiaka, an Aboriginal incorporated organisation, with the purpose of providing opportunities for guests and visitors to Roelands to interact with and learn about the Roelands Mission story and Aboriginal cultural heritage – while providing opportunities for Aboriginal people to take responsibility for their future.
Woolkabunning Kiaka means “We’ve Been There, Left and Returned to Seven Hills.”
Roelands Village is located on the Collie River, in the Bunbury Region of Western Australia, approximately 155km from Perth along the South Western Highway, on Seven Hills Road, Roelands.
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This will be a residential training, with all participants staying in accommodation on premises at Roelands Village.
Staying on premises allows us take a break from the everyday, build connections with one another,
and create the kind of container that will enable us to learn and be changed by our experience.
Accommodation is simple, clean and comfortable, in houses on the property,
with a camping option available to reduce costs.
Each house has shared bathrooms, a kitchen and lounge.
Rooms consist of a mix of dorms or double rooms.
Accommodation will be for a minimum of 3 nights: Sunday 29, Monday 30, and Tuesday 31 March 2020.
Attendees may choose to stay a fourth night on Wednesday 1 April.
Twin share: $50pp/night
4-6 share: $30pp/night
Camping: $12 / night
Linen hire is an additional $15 per person.
Please choose your preferred accommodation type and number of nights when registering.