Staff and community members are role-playing tourists and guides in preparation for the start of a hectic tourism season. Sixty Coral Expedition passengers will come ashore to Maningrida on Easter Monday signalling the start of the 2019 tourism year. In mid-May, the season’s first Outback Spirit tour will arrive. In a good year, a tour
The Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation Board recently travelled to Melbourne to attend the 2019 ANZSOG conference Reimagining Public Administration: First Peoples, governance and new paradigms. The conference attracted more than 400 delegates from around Australia and New Zealand. The keynote speaker was Adam Goodes. Adam was named Australia in of the Year in 2014, in recognition
A 3.8-metre crocodile lurking around the Maningrida boat ramp was this week relocated to a safer place by the Bawinanga rangers. The saltwater crocodile was a threat to children and dogs that play on the beach near the boat ramp, which is also used to deliver produce from the barge. Rangers had placed a baited
Two camouflaged, six-wheel drive Landrovers will soon be delivering groceries to around 28 homelands surrounding Maningrida. The Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation supermarket operates the Tucker Run which carries supplies to outstations during the dry season. The ‘tucker run’ takes three days each week to do its rounds and the often rough, corrugated dirt roads are tough
Don, Jimmy, Stuart and Andrew live on their outstations and have been fishing all their lives. They applied for Aboriginal Coastal Fishing Licences soon after the program started. These licences allow people to catch and sell fish on their traditional countries using prescribed fishing techniques. The local fishermen, whose outstations are serviced by the Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation (BAC), asked us to assist them getting their small fishing businesses up and running.