Bundanon

Melanie Munungguur-Williams

Melanie Munungguur-Williams

Art Forms: Poetry, Writing

Residency Year: 2019

Lives / Works: Darwin, Australia

Melanie Mununggurr-Williams is a writer, poet and the 2018 Australian Poetry Slam Champion.

A Djapu woman from Yirkala in North East Arnhem Land, she is a proud wife, and mother of two young children. Mununggurr-Williams writing is often focused around family, place and her identity as an Aboriginal woman. As a mother to a child with autism, Melanie is a great advocate for raising autism awareness and uses her poetry as a means to do so.

Mununggurr-Williams has spent the last decade working with families, young people and children involved with juvenile justice and department of children and families. Most recently she has worked as a mentor for young Indigenous women in various girls programs located in schools across the NT.

Mununggurr-Williams was in residence at Bundanon as the Word Travels Artist in Resident 2018 Australian Poetry Slam Champion.

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Bundanon acknowledges the Wodi Wodi and the Yuin, of the South Coast region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.

In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

This website contains names, images and voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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