Dale Tilbrook

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A Wardandi Bibbulmun woman from the Margaret River, Busselton area, Dale has been a Swan Valley local since 1998 when she opened the Maalinup Gallery offering authentic Aboriginal art, gifts and souvenirs.

Having spent many years gathering knowledge from her elders and other sources, Dale is often called on to talk about bush food, which she loves presenting and encouraging people to incorporate into their everyday cooking.

She is passionate about education and works extensively with students of all ages. Being an Entwined Ambassador is another way to engage with the community.

“It is an important part of my cultural journey, and I represent the Swan Valley region at every chance; travelling as far as Italy to cook at Australia on a Plate for 100 people, which is a wonderful opportunity,” said Dale.