One of the driving forces behind the formation
of Wild Water, Noely - as she is
affectionately known - was born in Darwin on the 7/7/77. Her
mother, Coral, was of desert dwelling
southern Luritja people, but Noely grew up with the Saltwater
people of Larrakia country and spent her holidays on the Arnhem Land coast.
She is presently researching her maternal grandmother's
history, for evidence in an indigenous land claim.
A strong personality, this young mother of
two is a writer of fine lyrics. Noely's social, environmental and political
concerns come through with a vengeance
in the Wild Water songs - "Difrent Colours" and "Blak History".