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Meet Peter Riley – our inaugural Deputy CEO

Meet Peter Riley – our inaugural Deputy CEO

Having worked with Purple House for many years I’m very excited and grateful for the opportunity to now be part of the team directly supporting the important work of such an amazing grass roots Aboriginal organisation.

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LAUNCH: Strategic Plan 2023-2026

LAUNCH: Strategic Plan 2023-2026

We’re celebrating 20 years since Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation was incorporated (our proper name!) AND a new plan to guide the next four years. It reflects the priorities of our Pintupi bosses and holds closely their vision to ‘make all our families well’.

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From Perth to Nyinmi

From Perth to Nyinmi

For three days, elders reconnected with important places and showed this country to their young people for the first time. They mapped songlines and walking tracks, recorded knowledge for future generations and groundtruthed 4 new rockholes south of Nyirla.

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Making medicine from the bush

Making medicine from the bush

Since the establishment of Purple House, survival rates on dialysis in Central Australia have gone from the worst in the country to the best. This story shows how Western medicine and traditional practices can be used together to help Indigenous patients live the best life possible and maintain important connections to culture.

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20 years as CEO!

20 years as CEO!

Last week we celebrated 20 years of Sarah Brown as CEO of Purple House! Sarah has worked alongside the all-Indigenous Board of Directors since the inception of the organisation. She is an amazing asset to Purple House and has been a strong voice advocating for high quality, community-led health care for Indigenous Australians.

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Water story

Water story

Purple House Dialysis is reopening in Kiwirrkurra! As one of Australia’s most remote communities that remains without safe drinking water after two years, this was no small feat.

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‘Pana, Tjulpirpa, Pikli’

‘Pana, Tjulpirpa, Pikli’

Pana (Pintupi-Luritja for ‘sand’ or ‘earth’), Tjulpirpa (Pitjantjatjara for ‘soft sand’), Pilki (Kukaja/Pintupi for ‘sloppy’ or ‘wet mud’) is an exhibition of ceramics by Purple House patients.

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Shop Purple House this Christmas

Shop Purple House this Christmas

There’s some new stock in town at the Bush Balm shop. We are very pleased to introduce our new range of t-shirts, tote bags and tea towels featuring artwork designs from Purple House patients just in time for Christmas.

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Purple House Mob at Desert Mob

Purple House Mob at Desert Mob

Art is, and always has been, central to everything we do at the Purple House. From the extraordinary collaborative paintings that raised over a million dollars to start Western Desert Dialysis, to the beautiful patient works that cover our walls. It shouldn’t be surprising then that we had a busy time at the Desert Mob 2022 art festival earlier this month.

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Media enquiries:       

Kate Clark, Communications & Engagement Manager  communications@purplehouse.org.au  08 8953 6444  0431 225 607