People and Places
Connecting Culture through deadly determination

​​​​​​​Show off your stuff and shine online

For results driven advertising put your products here

Book your Winter Deep Clean Now!

Having a cleaner environment will help keep your family healthier, happier and more comfortable at home. Contact us today to know more 1300 910 971

​​Plant the seed and reap the rewards

Results-driven online and in print advertising available now

​Every month we have special features

Designed to amplify your business

Create connections online in print and on social media

Your event can be listed on our What’s On pages

Kayla Cartledge is a proud Gurrindji woman. Born on Larrakia land up north, this 29-year-old innovator who is committed to providing a platform for Indigenous Australians to connect with Culture comes from strong beginnings. Spending the first eight years of her life surrounded by impenetrable Culture in the Top End, Kayla and her Indigenous mother, non-Indigenous father and sister moved to the Mornington Peninsula and things were different. 

Kayla explains: “Everything was different. Culture is everywhere in Darwin and the language is different too. No one knew what I was saying when I went to school at Eastbourne Primary in Rosebud. No one knew what ‘deadly’ meant. There were only a couple of Aboriginal people at the school and Mum was about the only mother who would come into the classroom to help, which is what she did in the Northern Territory. 

“It was difficult because my parents were telling me how important it was to keep Culture alive and yet that wasn’t the message I was getting outside of the home. I spent a lot of time trying to find out who I needed to be in each situation and had to find a way to amalgamate the two different sides of myself. I felt quite isolated not having clear sources of Indigenous Culture around me while I was growing up. That’s where the idea for Our Songlines began.”

Honoured to be living on Bunurong/Boon Wurrung land, this former Padua student’s desire for Indigenous traditional owners to be able to connect from coast to coast has resulted in something really special. Kayla continues: “A songline represents a verbal story that supersedes time or place but navigates one through land, lore and position within Indigenous Australia society. Different people within tribes have different songlines, which can be to do with practical/knowledgeable things or spiritual things. We chose Our Songlines to be our name as we are inviting you into our culture and into our story. 

“We began building our Google Maps platform last year, which looks like an Indigenous language map covered with Indigenous symbols. You can click on a symbol and listen to the stories from the people of that area in English. It took about three months to develop the basis of the map and it comes from a healing perspective. There are Indigenous businesses and points of interest included on it, and any Indigenous or non-Indigenous Australian can hear, see, learn and connect with each other and Indigenous history. Down the track we’d like to include Indigenous languages.” 

Kayla is hoping to have the map launched by the end of October and is currently working part-time in cultural auditing within the youth sector. This beach, bush and book-loving Bachelor of Commerce mover and shaker who now lives in McCrae is ready, set, go. Deadly.

To find out more, go to


Online  in print  on social media

Banner ads now available on our site

​Thinking of online advertising?

Try a multi media package. Smart advertisers choose Mornington Peninsula Magazine

Step up and shine online

Put your brand or super special offer here


Advertise with us and book your online advertising spot

Promote your business or offer here - Food Wine Produce

Banner Ads now available

Perfect to promote your business to our online readers

Related Posts

Join our VIP club

Automatically go in the draw for a monthly members only prize!

Receive occasional emails to update you on events and special member offers, plus every month a link to Mornington Peninsula Magazine e-version days before it is released.

Opt out at any time. We promise, no spam!

Advertise with us

Target the affluent and discerning consumer who prefers local products and services.  Showcase your brand in Mornington Peninsula Magazine, online and on social media with one booking.

List your event

No matter what type of event you want to promote we have an option to suit your event size and budget.