Owner of M & W Chenery Earthmoving
“Anigunya”, My name is Michael Chenery and I am a Wonnarua elder. I am the second youngest in a family of nine. I have been happily married to Wendy for 37 years and have three children, Michelle, Angela and Michael as well as four grandchildren, Ryan, Ellen, Danielle and Mitchell.
As you can see I am a proud family man who has also operated a successful Earthmoving business with my wife Wendy for the past 5 years.
Some of the projects I have worked on include the McGuigans Wines Project – Tempus 2 Amphitheatre and the Vintage Greg Norman Golf Club as well as having over 30 years experience in the earthmoving and mining industries.
One of my passions is training young Aboriginal people so that they too can gain the skills and experience necessary to forge a successful career as well as assisting them to understand their culture and be proud of their Aboriginal heritage.
Over the years I have actively participated in cultural events at local schools as well as being an active member of the following organisations:
- Mandurah Hunter Indigenous Business Chamber
- Hunter Region Business Enterprise Centre
- Mindaribba Local Aboriginal Land Council
- Wonnarua Nation Aboriginal Corporation