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Matagarup Refugee Camp: Aboriginal Elder marks 150 days of protest.

Nyoongar elders such as Bella Bropho maintained a calm disposition in the face of dispossession. Source: Green Left Org

In Western Australia - she may be tired and cold, but Bella Bropho of the Swan Valley Nyoongar community is refusing to move from the Matagarup Refugee camp on Herisson Island in Perth, despite Police raids.

Saturday 18th of July marked 150 days of protest by Aunty Bella and several others, over the Western Australian and Federal government policies concerning homeless people in the State.

The housing situation crosses all cultures, but many Aboriginal people are also now homeless and currently seeking refuge at Matagarup.

 

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