Trust Issue 3

Welcome to Trust Issue 3. Fanny Balbuk Yooreel is a name I don’t think any of you will forget after reading our story in this issue, but it’s one far too many of us will never have heard of. Born in 1840, this traditional Swan River woman lived through the colonisation of Perth and 2017 marks the 110th anniversary of her death. She made a difference: “She courageously stood up and not fought as we know how to fight, but stood up in ways that made people call her a troublemaker, when in fact she wasn’t a troublemaker. She was a female warrior for her people,” says Elder Marie Taylor. Turn to page 62 to discover more about this inspiring woman. I hope you enjoy these pages. Victoria Carey, Editor.