Dr Anne Poelina

Nyikina Traditional Custodian

Dr Anne Poelina, Managing Director of Madjulla Incorporated, is a Nyikina Traditional Custodian from the Mardoowarra, Lower Fitzroy River in the West Kimberley region of Western Australia

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Ian Perdrisat

Ian Perdrisat is a Wangkumara man and grew up in Sydney, Australia. He is the Director of Operations for Madjulla Inc. and is responsible for the development of the Knowledge Hub at Balkinjirr Community, between Broome and Derby. He has a background in Aboriginal and Special Education.

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Vennessa Poelina 

Vanessa is a Nyikina woman from the Mardoowarra, Lower Fitzroy River in the West Kimberley region of Western Australia. Vanessa has worked across the whole Kimberley region on a wide range of youth and community health projects and is the program Manager of Alive & Kicking Goals in Broome for the prevention of young womens suicide.

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About Us.

Nyikina people have occupied the lower Fitzroy River from the beginning of time and were the backbone of the local pastoral industry and continue to manage Mt. Anderson Station.

Madjulla is an Indigenous community organisation with Cultural Education, Research, Training and Evaluation expertise. Madjulla has broad national experience in consulting and designing intervention strategies to engage a range of partnerships with emphasis on building the capacity of individuals, families and communities towards actioning sustainable community cultural development change.

Madjulla members are grounded in Aboriginal cultural skills and knowledge as well as developed the technical skills to promote and share our rich lived experiences. Madjulla has established partnerships with Indigenous communities, universities, private organisations and training providers to conduct a range of education and general interest programs.

Please direct all correspondence and inquiries to Dr. Anne Poelina and Ian Perdrisat at:


Madjulla Inc
PO Box 2747
Broome WA 6725


+61 (0)408 922 155