Many of Undalup’s current members were previously involved in the local annual event in Busselton formally known as “Tribal Mix” and “Big Mix” a week-long event held in January on the Busselton foreshore during the Festival of Busselton. Both associations gave Busselton a three-week-long festival to enjoy, bringing many international, interstate, and intrastate visitors and locals together to enjoy a great range of entertainment. After all, Busselton is known as the “Events Capital!”
The Undalup Association commenced working on new projects, collecting research, books, information and history. Undalup Association co-ordinated the Boddington Healing, Gathering Back to Community weekend in 2012 and 2013, giving the recognition it deserved with promotion, understanding and planning. The event was enjoyed by those who attended for the healing and community embrace of the cultural connections to the meeting place of many.
In 2013 the Undalup Association co-ordinated the Bunuru Culture and Corroboree Festival, at the Wardan Cultural Centre and also produced the second Noongar TV commercial for an event in the South West. Wendy Slee, a local community member, contributed her photographic expertise for both Noongar TV Commercials.
In 2014 the Undalup Association, in partnership with the Woolkabunning Kiaka Inc. from the Roelands Mission (under the direction of Dr Robert Isaac’s, Traditional Owner), completed and submitted an Expression of Interest to the City of Busselton for the old Bardimia Campsite at Locke Estate. The Undalup Association spent 12 months negotiating with the City of Busselton, however, were ultimately unsuccessful.
“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is a success.”
Team Work and Communication = Success