When you explore The South West Edge road trip, you’ll meet all sorts of local characters who will give you a glimpse into their world. Immerse yourself in their stories along the edge.
Generosity is such a significant aspect of Josh Whiteland’s connection to Country. Josh is one of the cultural custodians of the Wadandi people; the peoples that have occupied the landscape ex-tending from Cape to Cape and throughout the Warren Blackwood region for some 50,000 years. The connection Josh offers to others via his own relationship to forest and salt water is depth-less.
“I was very lucky to spend a bit of time with the older people in the family who are no longer with us.” Josh is humble and straightforward in his explanation of what it was to grow up surrounded by family who weren’t part of the mission system. “The family remained on Country and continued the practices of foraging, and hunting and sharing culture.”