IMC Goomarin JV was formed in 2017 with Jarrod Hayden, a Noongar man from Merredin, WA with clear goals to develop a business that gives back to the community through local employment via investment in local businesses
OUR STORY FOLLOWS OUR FAMILIES GATHERING PLACE
IMC Goomarin JV is seeking opportunities in the South West of WA on Noongar country.
Goomarin is a granite rock feature located in Njaki Njaki country, and represents an important meeting site for Noongar people historically and to this day.
Prior to European settlement Goomarin was used as a lookout by the Noongar tribespeople with clear views to Lake Campion in the North.
This fresh water lake was crucial to the survival of Noongar people of the area due to its abundance of plants and animals. Of particular importance was the presence of the Maarli (the black swan), which is the totem of the Hayden family. The Hayden family would use this spot to pass on “Kaditjin Boodja” or knowledge of country.
“This story has been passed down from my father and my uncles; today Goomarin is still used as a meeting place for my family. Like the meeting place, IMC Goomarin JV was developed to connect land users with Traditional Land Owners, creating opportunities for Kaditjin Boodja and building relationships.” Jarrod Hayden