Our old people were once the backbone of the pastoral industry in the Kimberley.
They worked on stations across the region and they worked hard for ten months of the year - yarding, branding, fencing and droving. They weren't paid for their work but received a shirt, trousers, boots, hat, tobacco and tucker.
Walalakoo Aboriginal Corporation believes Nyikina Mangala people can play a significant role in the pastoral industry once again. This time, we want our people to be working on and managing successful stations across the region. As a step toward this, Walalakoo Aboriginal Corporation has invested in the Kimberley Agriculture and Pastoral Company (KAPCO).
KAPCO is a project spearheaded by KRED Enterprises. It aims to revitalise the Aboriginal pastoral industry in the Kimberley through a management concept initially involving three stations in the region—Mt Anderson, Kupartiya (Bohemia Downs) and Frazier Downs. These stations will work together to develop a year-round supply chain and to implement breeding, herd management and feed crop technology. Involvement in KAPCO will help lift our people from poverty by creating meaningful employment and training pathways on country and in remote communities.