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Arts and Culture Christmas Island is a vibrant and creative community group which is committed to supporting and engaging the local community through various artistic and cultural events.
- Local Clubs:Arts
- Employees (FTE):-
Arts and Culture Christmas Island (ACCI) is a not-for-profit member based incorporated association which runs a yearly calendar of programs and events that recognises and promotes the talents, expertise and cultural diversity of the Christmas Island community.
ACCI achieves this through Christmas Island partnerships, through government funding and through the contribution of local and visiting artists, musicians, trainers and craftsmen and women. ACCI occupies space at the Old Tech School, which is the hub for many workshops, performances and events, as well as the administrative headquarters.
This corporation aims to provide a range of services, enterprises and programs that facilitate increased participation in employment and economic opportunities.
As the Community Development Program provider for the two regions of Hedland and the Western Desert, a large portion of AAC's workforce is focused on achieving this goal. Where real jobs are available, the staff work closely with employers to identify local jobs and jobseekers to make sure their skills currently meet the needs of employers and follow up with both groups once a jobseeker is employed. AAC staff provide guidance and preparation over induction and ongoing maintenance of the jobseeker in the work role.
Where jobs are less available, AAC supports jobseekers through design and delivery of work-like structured activities that support the development of skills to match jobs when they become available. These activities match community needs so jobseekers can gain a sense of pride from their involvement as well as work skills. AAC also has a number of economic enterprises which can support individual jobseekers. The seeking of economic development is an ongoing focus for AAC as employment opportunities are very limited in many locations.
Participation takes many shapes: as trainees in the workplace, as a jobseeker taking part in a Work Ready program or as a community member who wants to create a healthy and safe community. AAC has a genuine focus on ensuring participation by jobseekers aligns to their interests and also meets the needs of the community.
This not-for-profit charitable organisation provides services to at-risk Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients who are affected by homelessness, alcohol and drug use and unemployment.
- Charity:Aboriginal,Drugs & Alcohol,Employment & Training,Housing & Homeless
Our values are reflected in the services we provide, the staff we employ, and the success stories of our clients.
Welcome to Bloodwood Tree Association! Since our incorporation in 1977, Bloodwood Tree have worked tirelessly to advocate for, and support, Aboriginal, disadvantaged, at-risk, and homeless people in Port Hedland and the surrounding communities.
We offer a range of services and support to help you lead a happy, healthy life:
- Alcohol and Other Drug Support Services
- Mental Health Support
- Homelessness support
- Employment and Training (including driver training)
“To assist and encourage members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to keep and renew their traditional culture, whilst establishing greater self-sufficiency through fostering participation in education, employment, training, health services and housing opportunities, including the development of economic projects and enterprises.”
Set amongst large shading trees and a sea of shade sails the Broome Turf Club offers a range of facilities to accommodate all race goers.
- Local Clubs:Sports
- Sports:Horse Racing
WELCOME TO THE UNIQUELY BEAUTIFUL BROOME TURF CLUB.
Thoroughbred horse racing in Broome has evolved out of the dust and the Broome Turf Club has arguably become one of the most progressive race clubs in Australia, whilst still retaining a well loved country picnic atmosphere.
The Broome Turf Club is carved out of bush land at picturesque Gantheaume Point, just a stones throw from world famous Cable Beach. This idyllic location perched on the Broome peninsula is surrounded by the Indian Ocean and benefits from the constant cool breezes which are a welcome relief in the hot and humid climate of the Kimberley.
Today the Broome Turf Club has transformed from its rustic ‘pindan’ roots into a relaxing, shady oasis. A day at the Broome races is an experience unlike most others, and one that many international tourists seek to repeat. A highlight of the tourism calendar in Broome, it is a place where members of the multi-cultural community mingle with visitors from far and wide.
The main attraction is competitive racing on the firm dirt track, which is well complimented by the highly social and community aspects of race days. A joyful and colourful scene, the clubs hospitality is enhanced by local and imported entertainment throughout the day and evening.
Set amongst the balmy tropical climate the post race party extends well into the evening with patrons reluctant to go home. A good time is had by all who try their hand at tossing the coins in the uniquely Australian game of two-up, or for those who choose to dance the night away to the sound of great live entertainment.
The nine week race season culminates in the highly anticipated Broome Cup Carnival. Incorporating a vibrant Ladies Day on Tuesday August 12th and Saturday 16th 2014- always a sensational Broome Cup Day - leaves punters yearning for the next years season. Everyone who has ever had the pleasure of experiencing the Broome races always returns, for this is truly ‘the winter racing alternative’.
The Kimberley Development Commission (KDC) is established as a Statutory Authority under the Regional Development Commissions Act 1993 . It is one of nine development commissions established under this act by the government of Western Australia. The Commission's purpose is to achieve an environment which is conducive to the balanced economic and social development of the Kimberley region. The mission, functions and objectives of the Commission are the primary guidelines for the Commission's
- Local Clubs:Special Interest
The Kimberley Development Commission's (KDC) mission is to facilitate the development of the Kimberley for the prosperity and benefit of all its people.
We are proactive and inclusive in our corporate activities as we strive to continually enhance the well being of the region's people, its communities and its organisations through our leadership and actions in support of social and economic development.
Our vision is for a prosperous Kimberley region, characterised by proactive co-operation and respect among its people who all enjoy the benefits of economic, social and cultural development, a unique environment and a healthy lifestyle.
Magabala Books is a recognised producer of quality Indigenous Australian literature with many titles receiving accolades in prestigious national awards. Magabala Books is funded as a key organisation by the Department of Culture and the Arts (Government of Western Australia) and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board of the Australia Council.
Magabala Books became an independent Aboriginal Corporation in March 1990, with the objective of restoring, preserving and maintaining Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander cultures by:
Recording, promoting and publishing a body of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander cultures.
Assisting and encouraging people to pass on their history.
Making the wider community aware of the wealth of their tradition and culture.
Protection and education in matters of copyright.
Promoting acknowledgment of and respect for Indigenous culture through the use of published works and through electronic media.
Providing employment and training for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander people.
The Board recognises that it is crucial to grow the business of Magabala Books to increase commercial viability so that we can support the social and cultural objectives of the organisation. We have identified the tourism market as an area that has an unmet need for quality Indigenous product that can be supplied by Magabala Books using existing artistic collateral. This may include merchandising or product diversification using the books that Magabala produces as the basis for product development.
Developing partnerships and linkages with other Indigenous businesses and organisations, Magabala Books aims to establish a commercially viable venture designed to create economic and employment opportunities for Indigenous people, both in the Kimberley region and across Australia.
The objectives of the project are to:
Develop the business of Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation to ensure commercial viability.
Increase sales of Indigenous products to the tourism market.
Develop new Indigenous products using existing and new artistic collateral.
Increase economic benefits for Indigenous people.
Increase markets for all Magabala products.
Skills development for Indigenous people.
Increased sustainability to support the social and cultural objectives of preservation, promotion and transmission of Indigenous culture.
Magabala's Indigenous Publishing Policy
Magabala Books publishes works which have major Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or South Sea Islander involvement. This requires an Indigenous author, editor or illustrator. From our home in Broome in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, we provide publishing services and advice for Indigenous people throughout Australia. Magabala Books has a policy of using illustrations by Indigenous artists for its publications.
Magabala ... spreading the seeds of our culture
Magabala is the Nyul Nyul, Nyangumarta, Karrajari and Yawuru traditional language word for the bush banana found on the west Kimberley coast. When young it is green, moist and sweet, up to 8cm in length and best collected during or just after the wet season (January – March). Every part can be eaten — the skin, green seeds and pulp. Later the fruit hardens and dries, in preparation for the dispersal of its many seeds with their spectacular parasol-shaped aerofoils.
Like the bush banana, our organisation spreads the seeds of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander cultures, publishing and promoting Indigenous literature in Australia and throughout the world.
Marrugeku pursues powerful new forms of cultural knowledge and the survival, preservation and growth of Indigenous story, dance and language through the making of new intercultural performance work.
- Type:Local Focus
- Local Clubs:Arts
- Arts:Aboriginal,Dance,Performing Arts
Marrugeku is an unparalled presence in Australia today, dedicated to Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians working together to develop new dance languages that are restless, transformative and unwavering.
Marrugeku is led by co-artistic directors: choreographer/dancer Dalisa Pigram and director/dramaturg Rachael Swain. Working together for 23 years, they co-conceive and facilitate Marrugeku’s productions and research laboratories, introducing audiences to the unique and potent structures of Indigenous knowledge systems and the compelling experience of intercultural performance. Marrugeku’s performers come from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, collaborating to co-create each production.
Martumili Artists are based in the East Pilbara Arts centre in Newman, with artists working in the six other remote East Pilbara communities.
- Local Clubs:Arts
- Arts:Aboriginal,Visual Arts
Martumili Artists was established by Martu people living in the communities of Parnpajinya (Newman), Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu, Kunawarritji, Irrungadji and Warralong, and it draws on strong influences of aboriginal art history. The artists and their families are the traditional custodians of vast stretches of the Great Sandy, Little Sandy and Gibson Deserts as well as the Karlamilyi (Rudall River) area. Most Martu people maintain an entirely independent, nomadic desert lifestyle until the 1950s and 1960s when they walked into settlements in response to a long and severe drought. Today, Martu people live in their own communities and regularly visit regional centres such as Newman and Port Hedland.
Martumili Artists are an activity of the Shire of East Pilbara, and gratefully acknowledge BHP Billiton as their Principal Partner.
This fully accredited healthcare clinic provides medical services to the people of Roebourne across a range of areas.
- Charity:Aboriginal,Health,Local Community
This privately owned WA Aboriginal organisation based in the Pilbara Region delivers services based around property management, support and tenancy education, environmental health and many more.
- Charity:Aboriginal,Local Community
Pilbara Meta Maya Regional Aboriginal Corporation (“PMMRAC”) is a privately owned Western Australian Aboriginal organisation based in Port Hedland in the Pilbara Region. Since inception, PMMRAC has grown into an acknowledged professional and quality organisation, which delivers value added services. The services we deliver are based around property management, support and tenancy education, environmental health, municipal services and the provision and maintenance of essential services i.e. power, water and wastewater to 29 Aboriginal communities.
Whilst PMMRAC’s experience, is primarily service delivery to Aboriginal communities, it is easily transferred across a range of sectors, to include, but is not limited to, mining, pastoral leases, farming, industry and commercial settings. Our experienced team of professionals and trade staff can tailor a power, water and/ or wastewater solution to suit the requirement of any remote area operation. Our Property Management team have many years’ experience and have the processes in place to organise and manage any number of property portfolios.
This experience places PMMRAC in unique company. There are few companies, if any, who could provide such high quality services in such extreme conditions across 600,000 km².
PMMRAC operates and is committed to high standards selecting our suppliers and people very carefully. We acquire, retain and develop motivated personnel to ensure that the high levels of service we offer are maintained. Our overall strategy is to focus on the delivery of end to end solutions that add immediate value to customers. To support this high quality service delivery we have formed relationships with proven and committed strategic alliance partners that offer niche services and solutions that complement our offerings.
Established processes ensure that the business operates effectively and efficiently. Under a strong leadership team, the focus is on excellence, health and safety and flexibility in the delivery of our services.
NYFL’s aim is to establish a sustainable future for its members and beneficiaries across social, cultural, economic, health, business and education opportunities.
- Type:Aboriginal,Charity,Association,Non Government,Local Focus
- Local Clubs:Aboriginal,Arts
- Charity:Aboriginal,Child Welfare,Employment & Training,Youth Welfare
- Employees (FTE):-
The Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi lands in the Pilbara area of WA comprise of over 11,000km2 of vast mountain ranges and gorges, rolling rocky outcrops and rivers, and spectacular coastline. It stretches from the azure waters of the Pilbara coast to the Millstream-Chichester National Park to the south, from around Whim Creek in the east to just west of Pannawonica.
Importantly, these income streams are allowing NYFL to devote increasing budgets towards our constitutional requirements. Our membership has grown from an initial 320 when the Agreement was signed in 1998 to currently in excess of 1800 people – and is still growing.
The Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation Limited is committed to promoting the interests of its beneficiaries, and particularly the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi people. Driven by a committed and visionary Board, it is developing business activities which provide revenue streams over and above the initial funding stream from our North West Shelf Gas partners, essential to continue to provide assistance as membership soars over 1,800 as at March 2017. These activities also provide training and employment and business opportunities for local people, and present the NYFL brand in a positive sense in front of resource companies, governments at all levels and the broader community.
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- 9161 1496
Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation in Wyndham located in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia, provides alcohol and other drug treatment and rehabilitation programs to community members.
- Charity:Drugs & Alcohol,Education & Training,Employment & Training,Local Community,Aboriginal
Pitter Pat Productions is Karratha's only community theatre company, creating and fostering performing arts for and by local people.
- Local Clubs:Arts
- Charity:Local Community
- Arts:Local Clubs,Comedy,Dance,Music,Performing Arts
The West Pilbara's preeminent indigenous art centre featuring contemporary Australian Aboriginal art.
- Arts:Visual Arts
Located in Western Australia’s remote northwest 1500 kilometres north of Perth, Roebourne Art Group represents Ngarluma, Yindjibarndi, Guruma, Banjyima, Marthuthunira and Torres Strait Islander artists.
RAG is an Aboriginal community controlled and governed representative body and resource centre for artists throughout the region.
Hours are sometimes subject to change. Please call ahead to make sure that the gallery is open.
An annual Kyle's Camp in Broome for children with cancer from Princess Margaret Hospital in Perth. The camp offers fun activities and the chance to form new friendships, so these children can, in Kyle's words, “feel better”.
- Charity:Child Welfare,Fundraising,Mental Health
"they might feel better".
- Kyle Andrews -
1987 - 1998
Carrying On the Dream, In His Memory
Kyle was born 15th January 1987 in Mandurah. He returned to Broome with his family when only a few months old. He spent the winter months on Cable Beach in nappies or nothing.
It was a life style he grew up with and at the young age of two could windsurf and surf. As the years went on he continually challenged himself to improve and master skills in all aspects of his life. There was no one who could catch him at running or surf life saving and at the age of ten was Broome Surf Club Junior Ironman. Not only did he take out his age group, but he beat a number of older kids as well.
His real love, however, was fishing and following in his brother Troy's footsteps, he spent his last years catching some of the best fish around Broome. In March of 1997 he was diagnosed with leukaemia and spent 16 months fighting the disease only to lose the battle on the 23rd July 1998.
Theatre Kimberley is a highly respected, vibrant and energetic regional community arts organisation, based in Broome.
- Type:Volunteer,Charity,Local Focus
- Local Clubs:Arts
- Charity:Family,Local Community,Youth Welfare
- Employees (FTE):-
- Arts:Performing Arts,Youth
Theatre Kimberley has been providing a range of opportunities that enrich and create a sense of wellbeing through community engagement, for over sixteen years in the region. Community cultural development practices are at the core of all the organisation’s undertakings, and these also capture the unique environment and artistic inspiration of the communities in which Theatre Kimberley exists. Theatre Kimberley’s specific objectives are to:
- Promote resource and develop performance theatre from the Kimberley for the Kimberley and Australia
- Foster and encourage training and professional development for communities in all aspects of theatre-based practice
- Develop collaborative creative partnerships
- Support social and academic learning programmes throughout the community
Theatre Kimberley’s excellent standing amongst the arts and community sectors alike reflects the organisation’s history of quality theatrical endeavours, the scale of productions and breadth of community engagement not matched by any other organisation in the North West, as well as assisting in the establishment of many local artists emerging careers. A social and emotional connection is created with Theatre Kimberley performers and participants who use these projects as a ‘spring board’ for many future theatre training and work, whether in the region, interstate and overseas. Theatre Kimberley offers training and career pathways to artists and facilitates wider understanding of the important role arts plays in making the Kimberley a great place to live. Theatre Kimberley works across ages and cultures. A whole-of-community approach includes extensive work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the region.
There has also been a particular focus in the organisation on developing youth programmes as well. Operating under the umbrella of Theatre Kimberley, Sandfly Circus was begun over ten years ago, providing opportunities for involving children and young people through its classes and community performances. Sandflies is currently made up of approximately 80 children and young people participating across four regular weekly classes. Sandfly Circus students work with a cohort of local trainers in Broome, and the skills of local trainers are often supplement by visiting artists in residence from other places, who are professional circus performers with a demonstrated record. There is one major Sandfly show each year along with smaller performances and workshops in the communities.
Sandflies addresses a number of needs in the local region. Importantly this includes reducing inequalities in access to programmes that enhance skill sharing and essential tools and that may assist young people to make healthy and creative life choices. Participating younger people also gain a chance to share respect and ideas, and to learn from older members through informal peer tutoring. In addition, and as above, young Sandflies are continued to be supported in their entry to further education and/or employment in the arts.
This not-for-profit Aboriginal Corporation consists of a group of talented artists who predominately belong to the Yindijbarndi language group and whose ancestral homelands are in the Pilbara region.
- Local Clubs:Arts
- Arts:Aboriginal,Visual Arts
Yinjaa-Barni Art, a not-for-profit Aboriginal Corporation, is governed by its own Aboriginal board and run by an executive manager. It consists of a group of talented artists who predominantly belong to the Yindjibarndi language group and whose ancestral homelands are around the Millstream Tablelands in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
In the Yindjibarndi language Yinjaa-Barni means ‘staying together’. At the art centre this finds its expression in the artists’ enjoyment of working together and in their artworks, which, through their visual language, provide a rich and meaningful way of bridging cultures.
The Yinjaa-Barni artists have strong individual styles although all share the common desire to depict what is dear to their hearts – their country, their culture and the plant life that is typical of their region. The older artists have become highly regarded and collected, while the younger painters are quickly making their names. Their artworks have been awarded prizes in regional and national competitions, shown in national and international galleries and have found their way into public and private national and international collections.
Yinjaa-Barni Art is located in a heritage-listed cottage on the main street of Roebourne, a small town between Karratha and Port Hedland in Western Australia’s Pilbara region in the north-west of the state.
A note on spelling: Yinjaa-Barni Art is correctly referenced with a hyphen.
This corporation offers an autonomous, Aboriginal-specific community-based counselling and referral service.
- Charity:Aboriginal,Local Community,Mental Health
We provide an environment to enhance the healing process for Aboriginal individuals and their families experiencing emotional distress, and working towards empowerment collectively and individually.
At all times we operate within the framework of Aboriginal Terms of Reference.
Yorgum has taken on the principals of trauma-informed and is working towards being a trauma informed service.
The name is an expression of the life-sustaining image of the living tree. The deep roots, rising sap, branches reaching to the sky, the shelter given and the home provided to the many forms of life-insects, reptiles, birds and other animals. It is a symbol of connectedness and inter-dependence in the diversity of living beings. This image conveys the philosophy of the Yorgum staff and the way in which they work.
The lack of consistent, supportive and loving relationships and the absence of positive life enhancing values are like the soil in which the tree grows. A tree is an organic system. If the whole system is diseased, you can’t just treat one of the roots and expect the rest of the tree to be healthy. You must treat the whole tree as well as the soil within which it grows.