14 June 2022
Meet Mel Tullock-Dhu, a proud Tjupan Tjiwarl woman and Principal Indigenous Support for our nickel operations in the Northern Goldfields and official coin tosser for the West Coast Eagles.
Mel was recognised for her work to provide a successful work-ready training program to Tjiwarl people in the Northern Goldfields.
“My role provides training opportunities for those who haven’t worked before as part of the Tjiwarl Work Ready Program. The program creates a wider range of employment opportunities for the Tjiwarl Traditional Owners to work on their country in the Northern Goldfields.”
“I was born and grew up in Port Hedland but my family connection is to the Northern Goldfields. In Tjiwarl, there are a few different clans, and my family come from Tjupan. My grandfather was born at Jones Creek. I have a lot of extended family that live on Country, from Wiluna to Leonora and in between.”
As recognition of her incredible work she was able to cross off a major bucket list item, tossing the coin at the West Coast Eagles match. Mel is a massive West Coast Eagles fan and tossing the coin at the Sir Doug Nicholls Round was an amazing experience.
“It was such a great feeling walking out onto the ground at Optus Stadium to toss the coin. I was in awe meeting the players and I loved every minute of it!”