A Wardandi Bibbulmun woman from the Margaret River, Busselton area, Dale has been a Swan Valley local since 1998 when she opened the Maalinup Gallery offering authentic Aboriginal art, gifts and souvenirs.
Having spent many years gathering knowledge from her elders and other sources, Dale is often called on to talk about bush food, which she loves presenting and encouraging people to incorporate into their everyday cooking.
She is passionate about education and works extensively with students of all ages.
“It is an important part of my cultural journey, and I represent the Swan Valley region at every chance; travelling as far as Italy to cook at Australia on a Plate for 100 people, which is a wonderful opportunity,” said Dale.
Dales previous background is in buying, merchandising and marketing in department store groups in the UK and Australia. She also has experience in accommodation, functions and catering.
Lyall Tilbrook has a background in the mining industry doing fire assay and laboratory analysis and recently completed further study in Financial Services.
He is a well known local maker of returning boomerangs and had the honour of having his boomerangs selected by SOCOG for the special Indigenous swing ticket during the 2000 Olympics.