Whadjuk Nyungar Traditional Owner
Perth Metropolitan Area
Len Collard is a Whadjuk Nyungar Traditional Owner of the Perth metropolitan area, Doctor of Education at Edith Cowan University and Adjunct Professor at Nulungu Research Institute at the University of Notre Dame. Len's ground breaking research around decoding Noongar Place Names of the southwest of Australia has significantly added to Nyungar cultural research on the local, national and international stages. Len's contribution to research has broadened the world's understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal culture and heritage of Southwest Australia. As an accomplished academic, Len's research has predominantly focused on Aboriginal studies including Noongar language and nomenclature; interpretive history, tourism and youth studies. As a Director of Moodjar Consultancy, Len's works with stakeholders from government, commercial and non-profit sectors to share Noongar knowledge and culture, producing a positive impact for all Australians.