Notre Dame Students visit Manbana

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Fall 19-3-2007

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Broome

Publication Place



Students studying the Certificate IV in Education visited the Manbana Aquaculture Hatchery and Discovery Centre in Broome recently.

Manbana’s Indigenous-owned multi-species hatchery is the only one of its kind in Australia and students Dianne Williams and Brenda Dean from Albany, Michelle Gregory from Broome, and John Manson from the Billiluna community were able to see first-hand how the successful, Indigenous owned and operated program worked.

Education lecturer Bette Lake said the visit assisted in the planning of a thematic program and excursion for children in schools as part of the Diploma of Education (Indigenous) studies.

“Manbana provided opportunities to engage students in a multi-sensory way linking with learning areas found in the curriculum offered in schools today,” Mrs Lake said.

Students in the course attend The University of Notre Dame Australia’s, Broome Campus for six five-day study blocks during the year in order to complete their studies.

During this period the Campus offers accommodation in the residential hostel where students stay.