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So how is it going in Maningrida? So Glad You Asked!

Blog by CEO, Ingrid Stonhill If you look around your local town, you will see many small businesses affected by the coronavirus. Your supermarket will have depleted shelves and fewer customers. The cafe will have stood down staff because people are drinking coffee in isolation. The museum and art gallery are shut because the tourist

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When did Maningrida art and culture become unimportant?

Ten years ago, Maningrida artists and community members selected a spot for the Maningrida Arts and Culture alongside the airport and a tract of vacant land that would allow future expansion. Our now internationally renowned artists, including John Mawurndjul OAM, Johnny Bulunbulun, Lena Yarinkura and Bob Burruwal, had the foresight to select that site with

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Bawinanga Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

Forty years ago today, Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation (BAC) became the final incarnation of a series of grassroots Aboriginal community organisations at Maningrida, 500 kilometres northeast of Darwin. It was 1979, and community friction, an influx of Balandas (white people), a sense of powerlessness and a desire to return to their family’s country, led community leaders

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BAC spices up Maningrida

Maningrida Wild Foods, a Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation (BAC) enterprise, today launched a unique Kakadu Plum spice mix developed in partnership with Outback Chef. BAC CEO, Ingrid Stonhill, said the mix had been developed to enhance the flavour and boost the nutritional value of the meat and fish dinners preferred by Maningrida locals. The spice mix’s

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