Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Local Hero


2018 WA Local Hero Nominee

Tyson Mowarin

Town: Pilbara
State: Western Australia

Aboriginal storyteller

A musician, journalist, digital storyteller and proud Ngarluma man from the Pilbara, Tyson Mowarin looks for unique ways to share stories of Aboriginal people, their culture and history to a worldwide audience. Tyson’s short films and documentaries have screened around the country, and have won multiple awards. After establishing his own digital media company in 2007, Weerianna Street Media, Tyson began creating content for television, sharing community stories, history and cultural knowledge improve awareness of Aboriginal traditions and custodial ownership. Fusing age-old culture with modern technology, in 2015 Tyson launched the first Welcome to Country app on iTunes, a living archive of Indigenous knowledge, protocols and languages. He's also developed a card game, ‘Who Your Mob?’, which encourages players to explore language and culture within Indigenous groups local to his Roebourne community in Western Australia. Tyson’s work promotes reconciliation, instils pride in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, and celebrates the world’s oldest surviving culture.