Moorditj Keila and Nola’s Story

Nola Bolton from web

For those of you who may not have heard about us, Moorditj Keila is a Christian Aboriginal organisation operating in South Perth. Lifestreams South Perth has kindly allowed us the temporary use of a demountable located on their property.

Moorditj Keila was started 20 years ago when a group of people met together to discuss how they could support the Aboriginal people in the City of South Perth.

Over the years the organisation has grown and is now partnered and supported by Lifestreams Churches and the City of South Perth. We have many volunteers who assist to ensure the smooth operations of our programs. You can find out more about what we do at our website:


  • Salvation for our Aboriginal people
  • For our younger generation and the challenge of reaching out to and teaching our children the Gospel
  • Opportunities to reach our people for Christ


  • The new Manning Hub will be open late 2016, Moorditj Keila has office space, meeting room and a commercial kitchen which will be ours to use on a more permanent basis
  • The baptism of three teenage Aboriginal girls in 2015 through Lifestreams Karawara Youth Group
  • Aboriginal families attending local churches and growing stronger in their faith

Greetings my name is Nola Bolton, I am 63 years of age. I was born in Subiaco and lived in East Perth until I was 8 years old, when Welfare took my brothers and sisters away to Roelands Mission. I accepted the Lord when I was 10 years old in Roelands Mission. We were relocated to Sister Kates home in Queens Park. I was 11 years old when I was sent back to live with my Mum and Dad. I finished primary school, then started high school at Perth Modern High. I left school during second year and started work in a factory. Unfortunately, we had to move out of East Perth because public housing tenants were moved all over Perth We were moved to Balga. I was now of age and for a while I took the wrong road of life. But in the end the Lord called me and I answered.

I came to know the Lord as my Saviour in the early 90’s at the Queens Park AEF Church. My partner and I came from backgrounds of alcohol and drugs, we thank God for saving us from those things. We were married in 1992. My husband and I were privileged to attend the AEF Bible College in Victoria Park in 1994 & 95. Being taught God’s Word was a beautiful feeling, I know it did great things for our souls and our walk with the Lord.

We lived in Perth for most of our lives and also in Narrogin for several years, where we were able to buy our own home.

After complications with diabetes my husband passed away whilst I was having radiation treatment for throat cancer. We were both in Royal Perth Hospital.

I was still grieving for my husband, I felt very lonely. Three months after his passing I moved out of the house in Victoria Park and was relocated to Cannington, where I am now settled and happy.

I was looking for a Christian women’s group to attend and Dena Gower, my sister in the Lord, asked me to come along to Moorditj Keila. I have stayed with the group ever since. I am a volunteer and help out wherever I’m needed serving God and the women who attend. I am an artist, I teach landscape painting and have entered many of the local shire art competitions. I love to paint God’s creation and show His handiwork. I like to work behind the scenes, doing things that no one sees. I love helping out where I can.

Now I fellowship at Wattle Grove Baptist Church where I feel comfortable. I belong to the Lord, I’m a Christian, I am proud to say that. He has brought me through my deep waters and He held me. I am here today because of God’s protection and strength.

Romans 8:28 – And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Thank you Lord Jesus.
Yours forever, Nola Bolton