Girringun Aboriginal Corporation
|The Girringun Aboriginal Corporation represents the interests of traditional owners from nine local groups: Bandjin, Djiru, Girramay, Gugu Badhun, Gulnay, Jiddabul, Nywaigi, Warrgamay and Warungnu. Broadly, the traditional country of these groups encompasses land around North Maria Creek to El Arish and south west to the Tully River, north to Ravenshoe and Herberton, south to include country to the east of Einsleigh, south west of Greenvale and each to Rollingstone on the coast. The offshore islands and waters surrounding Hinchinbrook, Goold, Brooke, Family and the Dunk Islands are also included in this area.|
Come share a unique experience of the culture and history of Mungalla Station and its Aboriginal owners.
Discover the Culture and History of Mungalla Station and the Nywaigi Aboriginal People of North Queensland.
Take a Guided Day Tour of Mungalla Station and meet the Nywaigi Aboriginal people, the Aboriginal traditional owners of the lands around Ingham in North Queensland. Experience our rich culture and history. Learn of the often brutal conflict between Nywaigi Aboriginal people and European settlers that shaped the destiny of North Queensland. View the Captive Lives Story which is now permanently displayed in the grand old Mungalla homestead which is one of the oldest homesteads in the Hinchinbrook shire.
NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself.
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia, including in Ingham, each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) was initiated in 1996 to provide a special focus for nationwide reconciliation activities. The week is a time to reflect on achievements so far and on what must still be done to achieve reconciliation.
NRW coincides with two significant dates in Australia's history which provide strong symbols of our hopes and aims for reconciliation.
May 27 marks the anniversary of the 1967 Referendum (for more information on the 1967 Referendum, click here) in which more than 90 per cent of Australians voted to remove clauses from the Australian Constitution which discriminated against Indigenous Australians. The referendum also gave the Commonwealth Government the power to make laws on behalf of Aboriginal people.
June 3 marks the anniversary of the High Court of Australia's judgment in 1992 in the Mabo case. The decision recognised the Native Title rights of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the original inhabitants of the continent, and overturned the myth of terra nullius - that the continent was empty, unowned land before the arrival of Europeans in 1788.
Townsville Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre
|The Townsville Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre will delight and inform visitors with its Exhibitions and performances, it provides an insight into the traditional and contemporary life and cultural practices of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people|