February 1, 2023
Hazel Walgar is a Baiyungu woman, traditional owner of the Ningaloo Coast and the cultural elder of the Baiyungu Aboriginal Corporation. As a Baiyungu woman her connection to country stems from her grandmother, Yingagurru, who belonged to the Nyingalara clan which is now known as Ningaloo. Her people have a strong connection to this Country that spans tens of thousands of years. She is the cultural adviser to the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) for the region as well as for the Museum of Western Australia.