Harry Nannup is a senior Bindjareb Elder from the Peel Region and Freeman of the City of Mandurah.
Mr Nannup, who was born in Pinjarra 66 years ago, delivered by his grandmother at an Aboriginal reserve in Pinjarra where Sir Ross McLarty oval is now located. He has lived most of his life in the region and is a well known and respected member of the Mandurah community. He is involved with the creation of the City of Mandurah’s Reconciliation Action Plan.
Harry has been engaged with heritage for many years now and is a member of Mandurah Community Museum’s Indigenous Advisory Group. He was involved in the creation of the Mandjar Indigenous Gallery at the Museum, and has taken part in the Museum’s oral history programme.
Harry was also one of the driving forces behind the Barragup Yarns
digital history DVD project that featured in 2014’s West Australian Indigenous Storybook produced by the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA.