Charles is a Nyiyaparli man born in in 1974 in Port Hedland, Western Australia. He grew up in Onslow where he attended school. In 1998 his family decided to relocate to Tom Price to get more involved in the mining on their country. “I think without this decision I would not know about my mother and father’s country” he said.
Charles carries out heritage work on country. He has worked for BHP Billiton on several mine sites and also worked for Rio Tinto in Paraburdoo, as part of the Production Team.
As years progressed, Charles was appointed a member of the Nyiyaparli Native Title working group, and has been in this role for the last five years. In 2013 he became a Director of Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation (Karlka) where he has assumed responsibilities for the Nyiyaparli people.
He is on several committees and subsidiaries, becoming a director of Karlka Workforce Pty Ltd in 2014 and consequently a Director of the Karlka Recruiting Group Pty Ltd (KRG). Charles is also a member of the Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation’s Board of Directors, in Tom Price.
“It has been a long journey, but I am proud to represent my people. It is challenging yet rewarding”,