The rolling hills create a picturesque drive along Seven Hills Road, following the Collie River as it snakes along the valley. At the end of the road is the entrance to Roelands Village, a place of significant history and opportunity. Woolkabunning Kiaka Aboriginal Corporation leases and manages this farm. From 1939 to 1975, this was an Aboriginal Mission, at which more than 500 children lived and worked. Aboriginal people lived on the fringes of society. They were excluded from opportunities available to others and were placed in settlements, missions and reserves. As a result of Government policy, children were placed in missions such as Roelands Native Mission. Woolkabunning Kiaka, which means ‘We’ve been there, left and returned to Seven Hills’, want to share the story of this place with others, and to provide opportunities for young people to connect with their culture and to learn practical skills.The Function Centre is the social hub of the Village, and here you can find photos from the days when it was a Mission.