Sylvia Yarnda Mnyirrinna is the custodian of Needs a Miracle Sanctuary, a property located in approximately 50km south of Busselton. The property is a dedicated Indigenous refuge and wildlife sanctuary adjoining the Margaret River green belt. It is Sylvia’s intent for it to continue in these uses, sharing a vision of sustainable solutions, minimal impact and a respect of Aboriginal culture.
The property covers approximately 2.85 hectares of land featuring vegetation such as Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata), Marri (Corymbia calophylla), Karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor) and peppermint willow (Agonis flexuosa) trees as well as a wide range of native shrub species. A number of Indigenous stone art and cooking places are also present.
Examples of wildlife species known to occur on Needs a Miracle Sanctuary include short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), western grey kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus), red kangaroos (Macropus rufus) and other macropods, bobtail lizards (Tiliqua rugosa), short-billed black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus latirostris), galahs (Eolophus roseicapilla), honeyeaters, pigeons, pied butcher birds (Cracticus nigrogularis), kulbardi (Cracticus tibicen) and a variety of other bird species.