Gamburlarna Update

The Gamburlarna Projects are now coming to an end and WMYAC are planning to launch Cultural Tours in the new year. This is an opportunity for all Yindjibarndi people to share our ancient culture through tourism.

Wirlu-Murra has partnered with Terra Rosa Consulting to set up the opportunity for Yindjibarndi People to undertake training in tourism through the TAFE. This will allow for more Yindjibarndi people to move into the space of tourism and sharing Yindjibarndi culture. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Vince Adams at our offices.

Next year, WMYAC staff and Directors will come and talk to Members about new Culture Projects that they want to see happen under Gamburlarna.

The Gamburlarna Foundation is an Aboriginal organisation established by the Wirlu-murra Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation and the National Trust (WA) to protect, maintain and respect cultural heritage. It has evolved from the desire of Yindjibarndi Elders to share knowledge and social histories with younger people and the wider community.

Since 2014, the Foundation has worked to establish and progress a community-driven program of activities, the Gamburlarna Project (the Project), that seeks to enable Yindjibarndi people to build a sustainable and self-sufficient future. A strong focus and aspiration of the Project has been the development of programs and businesses that will create the economic bases to achieve this broader community vision. To learn more about Gamburlarna please visit the Gamburlarna website.

WMYAC is committed to supporting local communities and organisations and we are proud of the work we do in those communities.

We’ve collaborated with the Mingullatharndo Community (5 Mile) to installed additional 16 single bed accommodation, assist with the installation of 100kW solar project.

Other Community Projects Supported

  • Yinjaa-Barni Art Centre;
  • Big hART;
  • Community COVID-19 Assistance Program;
  • Roebourne Men’s Program;
  • Roebourne Women’s Program;
  • WMYAC Young People at Yirramalay School;
  • Pilbara Aboriginal Church Christmas Party;
  • Local Sporting Groups;
  • Red Cross – Red Shield;
  • Lore & Culture;
  • Pilbara Aboriginal Women’s Forum.

WMYAC’s new gardening and maintenance service team has been established and fully operational across Karratha, Wickham and Roebourne.

Our services include:

  • Mowing of lawns, trimming edges and general cleaning of the areas.
  • Watering, fertilising and weed control of lawns.
  • Maintenance of all sprinkler and watering systems.
  • Removal from site of all clippings and trimmings.
  • Recommending improvements to specified items.
  • Landscaping.

WMYAC Directors recently visited the Yirramalay School in Fitzroy Crossing. We have many of our young people completing their secondary schooling at Yirramalay and it was important for us to visit our young people. We had the opportunity to visit the school and meet the traditional owners, the Bunuba People, who provide cultural support and programs for the young people. We also took along a few of our kids that are in Primary School so they could have a look at the school and see if they like it.

The WMYAC Corporation is engaging with the Yirramalay School to organise for the school to visit our families in Roebourne next year.