Rona Charles

Rona Charles is a Willinggin/Nyikina women based in the Yumurlun (Pandanus Park) Community and Mowanjum Community of WA. Rona is a leader in teaching young people about learning and maintaining junba dance and stories, and how these practices relate to country, incorporating junba practice in her work as a ranger and anthropological and conservation consultant.

Rona is a research assistant on the ARC funded project 'Strategies for Preserving and Sustaining Aboriginal Song and Dance in the Modern World" with Sally Treloyn presenting on the project at the Foundation for endangered Languages conference at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada).

Rona's painting is informed by her field work and work with researchers. Painting only with ornmul (ochre) Rona's painting style is reminiscent of the textures of her ancestors cave paintings.

Courtesy of Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre

Language Group
Willinggin & Nyikina