When two young nuns came to the Kimberley in the 1970s, they couldn't have guessed how their lives would become so entwined with the Warmun community and a seminal time in Aboriginal education, reports the ABC.
In 1979, the East Kimberley Aboriginal community of Warmun needed help to set up a new kind of school. They invited two Catholic Josephite nuns, Sr Clare Ahern and Sr Theresa Morellini, to help set up a new kind of school.
It was a time of change across the north of Western Australia, and the two sisters found themselves at the forefront of a new concept in Australian education.
'It was the beginning of the Land Rights Movement, and there was a strong feeling in all the communities in the Kimberley that they needed to hold onto their culture,' Sr Clare says.
Listen to their recollections here.