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Topic: Ngunnawal people


In the News (Sun 16 Jun 19)

  
  Ngunnawal people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Ngunnawal people (alternatively Ngunnawal tribe, or more latterly Ngunnawal Nation) are the indigenous Australian inhabitants whose traditional lands encompass much of the area now occupied by the city of Canberra, Australia and the surrounding Australian Capital Territory.
The Ngunnawal people were neighbours of the Yuin (on the coast), Ngarigo (who lived south east of Canberra), Wiradjuri (to the west) and Gundungurra (to the north) peoples.
We acknowledge that we are meeting today on country of which the people of the Ngunnawal tribe have been custodians for many centuries and on which the members of that tribe performed age-old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ngunnawal_people   (453 words)

  
 Australian Aboriginal tribes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ngunnawal people or Ngunnawal tribe were the first residents of the area which is now occupied by the city of Canberra, Australia and the Australian Capital Territory.
The Yolngu people also remember with grief the abductions and trading of Yolngu women, and the introduction of smallpox, which was epidemic in the islands east of Java at the time.
The original population, estimated at 8,000 people was reduced to a population of around 300 between 1802 and 1833 mainly due to the actions of white settlers who came to Australia from the United Kingdom, combined with disease and cultural disruption.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Australian_Aboriginal_tribes   (2349 words)

  
 Ngunnawal, Australian Capital Territory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ngunnawal is a suburb in the Canberra, Australia district of Gungahlin.
The suburb is named after the Ngunnawal people, the original Aboriginal tribe who inhabited the area.
Ngunnawal is covered by the Canberra Formation from the late middle Silurian age.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ngunnawal,_Australian_Capital_Territory   (338 words)

  
 The National Capital Authority > Understanding the Capital > Capital Facts > Ngunnawal Country   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The neighbouring people are the Gundungurra to the north, the Ngarigo to the south, the Yuin on the coast, and the Wiradjuri inland.
People normally moved in small family groups but there were, on occasion, big gatherings of a thousand or more people at a time, coming together to make use of resources which were seasonally abundant (most famously the Bogong moth and the Yam Daisy).
The Ngunnawal people have always remained in the area, and in recent years they have become more visible to the general community, and increasingly involved in affairs at the local and national level.
www.nationalcapital.gov.au /understanding/capital_facts/ngunnawal_country.asp   (520 words)

  
 Lore of the Land - Understanding   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I think it is appropriate to begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of this land, the Ngunnawal people, and their special relationship with this place.
It is also appropriate on this occasion to acknowledge the elders of my people, the Gumbayynggir, and on their behalf reciprocate their blessings to the Ngunnawal people.
It is argued by some that the decision made for my people was one of goodness, not of persecution; of assimilation, not of genocide; and in honesty, for their own good.
www.loreoftheland.com.au /understanding/speeches/aden.html   (2793 words)

  
 Pamela Denoon Lecture 2004 - Kathleen Maltzahn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I'd like to acknowledge the elders of the Ngunnawal people, and tonight, as we remember women's roles, I'd like to pay tribute to the hard work of indigenous women for justice.
Some are obvious, like the fact that lots of people worked very hard, the role the opposition and the Democrats played, the tireless work of bureaucrats, the commitment of some politicians, and I won't go into them.
People in the community often imagine that so-called sex slaves are literally chained to their beds of something.
www.wel.org.au /announce/denoon/04lecture.htm   (7555 words)

  
 Torres Strait Regional Authority   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We will create a group of people who will always see themselves as less than other Australians, because they will use the nation criteria to judge whether or not they are equal.
The people on my home island of Saibai will continue to face real problems such as border security, health service access, loss of language, welfare dependency regardless of whether the Torres Strait becomes independent, autonomous or not.
The effect of these movements should be measurable on the ground in making people’s lives better, in helping to keep language and cultural practices alive, in rebuilding traditional systems of respect, in lifting communities’ collective level of self esteem and the list goes on.
www.tsra.gov.au /www/index.cfm?pageID=155   (1476 words)

  
 The Future of the Tent Embassy
Matilda believes her people have the strongest claim to country, giving them the greatest influence over the future of the tent embassy.
But her cousin Isabell disputes the claim, saying the Ngunnawal is a just a small family clan of the Wiradjuri nation where SHE is a respected elder.
Don't come and make it a federal matter when people who are in your communities are really fighting their hardest to get their own things done in their own backyards, while they're up around here sitting on their arses doing nothing, and saying that they're protesting.
www.abc.net.au /message/tv/ms/s1518943.htm   (3306 words)

  
 People's Voice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Canberra is situated in the lands of the Ngunnawal People.
Left: Yarralumla homestead became the Governor General's residence after the the ACT was resumed by the Federal Government.
In 1989 the ACT was given self-government, and the expensive plans and developments of the NCDC were suddenly the responsibility of the ratepayers of Canberra.
www.peoplesvoice.gov.au /stories/act/canberra/canberra_c.htm   (676 words)

  
 Gowrie Primary School: Indigenous history
The Ngunnawal people were the first residents of the Canberra region.
The Ngunnawal people gathered in great numbers for the arrival of the moths and it was a time of feasting and ceremonies.
The arrival of Europeans was disasterous for the Ngunnawal and their numbers had been severely reduced by the end of the 1800's.
www.gowrieps.act.edu.au /profile/indigenous_history   (299 words)

  
 artsACT - pulic art
These large ‘Bogong Moths’ are based on a design by Ngunnawal artist Jim Williams and are located between the National Museum of Australia and the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.
The four poles in the centre of the work are aligned with cardinal points: Ngunnawal to the East; Coming Together to the South; Reconciliation to the West and the Future, crowned by a wedge tailed eagle, to the north.
People can often be seen lounging in this large stainless steel cushion which is one of the most popular artworks in the city centre.
www.arts.act.gov.au /pages/print_friendly.asp?page=2   (538 words)

  
 INTERVIEW WITH WILSON TUCKEY: ABC 666 CANBERRA RADIO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mr Tuckey says the people at the tent embassy and their children should be living in appropriate homes rather than in tents because the relevance of the embassy is not quite the same as it was 30 years ago.
And these people, who come from Redfern and all over the place went rushing off to the Supreme Court of the ACT to be protected from the desires of the traditional owners.
But the law of the Aboriginal people is one of great territorial rights, and those territorial rights under Aboriginal law reside with the Ngunnawal people.
www.ministers.dotars.gov.au /wt/pressconf/2003/WTPC11_2003.htm   (1062 words)

  
 Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Website: Disability Rights
First, there is some evidence that many people in the carer community are not as familiar with disability discrimination law and its application to them as they would like to be.
There are some obvious difficulties both in legal terms and in terms of people on the receiving end of complaints if the body which is meant to deal impartially with complaints is itself making complaints to itself on the same issue.
Under the DDA, inflexible working conditions may amount to indirect discrimination against carers of people with disabilities if such conditions impact on or disadvantage greater numbers of carers relative to people who are not carers and are unreasonable in the circumstances.
www.hreoc.gov.au /disability_rights/speeches/2003/carers.htm   (3110 words)

  
 Aboriginal group wrecks embassy - smh.com.au
Local Ngunnawal leader Matilda House ignored the shouts of tent embassy occupants and led a dozen of her family and supporters yesterday afternoon in clearing the site, in front of Old Parliament House.
Ms House said her people were "cleaning up the site and making it respectable so that when visitors do come here we will be proud".
"I think the Ngunnawal people are working in accord with the Government and the National Capital Authority [which administers the area]," the co-chairwoman of the National Sorry Day Committee, Audrey Kinnear, said.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2002/10/30/1035683474636.html   (584 words)

  
 Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 7 Hansard (19 June) Page 2039   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I do not think there are any people who have signed the agreement who are not residents of the ACT; but, Mr Speaker, if there were people of that kind it would not matter.
MR HUMPHRIES: Mr Speaker, the people who were signatories were essentially people who had brought a claim in the Native Title Tribunal for recognition of land rights in respect of the ACT.
That is the basis on which those people were invited to come forward and be signatories to this agreement.
www.hansard.act.gov.au /hansard/2001/week07/2039.htm   (541 words)

  
 [No title]
In fact the number of older people is growing quite dramatically, with the last Australian Bureau of Statistics figures showing that, over the next 30 years, the population over 32 is projected to grow by 86,000, with 68,000 of these being people aged 60 years and over.
There are an estimated 39,000 people with a disability in the ACT, with an estimated 10,000 of these experiencing severe or profound restrictions in carrying out everyday activities.
Participation is especially important in the context of people with a disability, as they frequently face disadvantage both because of their disability and because of their economic circumstances.
www.cmd.act.gov.au /socialplan/documents/social_priorities_forum_4.doc   (1654 words)

  
 [No title]
People come here with different emotions and different views about the reconciliation process, but I think we are all bound together with a genuine desire to move it forward in a positive fashion.
People will have different views as to how to advance the reconciliation process and there will be a legitimate further debate about the contributions that will need to be made to Reconciliation Place.
It is a process requiring patience and goodwill and acknowledgment of the sadness that people have suffered and the legitimate sense of injustice they feel, but also a desire to emphasise those things that bind us together and to emphasise the common future that all of us have.
www.angelfire.com /ia3/ironside/995.eml   (689 words)

  
 Australian DemocratsAustralian Democrat Speeches   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I acknowledge the Ngunnawal people, the traditional owners of the land on which we are meeting.
People might remember at the very start of this election, we had the oddity of the Senate actually sitting a day.
Because it's not just a matter of, you know, the nice words people say in election campaigns, all the changes they make to their websites a week out from the election campaign to try to cover up all the bits they think people will be scared about.
www.democrats.org.au /speeches/?speech_id=1484&display=1   (8855 words)

  
 Parliament of Australia: Senate: Senators: First Speeches
I wish to acknowledge the Ngunnawal people, who are the traditional owners of this land, and to thank one of the elders of the Ngunnawal people, Matilda House, for her welcome last week and her presence in the gallery today.
It is the friendliest place in the world—the kind of place where you can leave the airport, jump in a cab, drive to one of our many watering holes and sit down and have a beer, and within an hour you will be sharing a table with a whole range of new mates.
Madam President, the people of the Northern Territory are regularly reminded of the fact that we often have little input in determining our own future.
www.aph.gov.au /SEnate/senators/homepages/first_speech/sfs-00aom.htm   (2334 words)

  
 Issues Deliberation Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A clear and unequivocal statement that we are all equal might not mean a lot to some people but for those of us who have pretty much been outcasts in our society it is very important.
The other thing I would also like to say is, people have talked about the way the process has been run.
It is something that is very familiar to us; I should also say that in our culture having a group of people come together with experts to discuss matters is the way we do things.
www.ida.org.au /billofrights_agnus.htm   (207 words)

  
 Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 7 Hansard (19 June) Page 2038   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The signing of this agreement with representatives of the Ngunnawal people does not indicate or suggest in any way that others who are outside this agreement at this stage cannot enter the agreement at some point in the future and obtain exactly the same benefits under that agreement.
Members will be aware that there was a genealogy prepared which identified those people who could be regarded as descendants of the last people known to have been Ngunnawal, resident and present in the ACT region shortly after the time of white occupation of this part of New South Wales, as it then was.
My capacity to cater for the interests of all members of the Ngunnawal community was addressed by virtue of leaving the agreement as an open agreement which can be added to or joined up to later on.
www.hansard.act.gov.au /hansard/2001/week07/2038.htm   (548 words)

  
 Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1997 Week 6 Hansard (19 June) Page 1847   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Perhaps I was a little naive in my discussions yesterday afternoon, in that I thought that it would be adequate just to invite the Ngunnawal people in as three different groups, as they are the people from this region.
However, I have taken advice today that the Ngunnawal people in fact represent only between 5 and 10 per cent of the ACT indigenous population.
The vast majority of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Territory would perhaps feel marginalised somewhat if they were not given the opportunity to address the Assembly, as some of these people have lived in the ACT, I am told, for in excess of 20 years.
www.hansard.act.gov.au /hansard/1997/week06/1847.htm   (472 words)

  
 Transcript of Proceedings - 04/02/98 HTML Page 15
The people must have a say in the appointment of the head of state and we can argue over the means but anything else will be a republic in name only- dare I say, a banana republic.
Furthermore, there must be clear separation of powers between the executive, headed by the Prime Minister who selects the ministry from the best available people outside the parliament, and the parliament itself which should be elected for a four-year fixed term, thereby removing much of the present-day tinkering and capricious calling of elections.
It seems to me a strange concept indeed that the directly elected representatives of the people would be perceived to be inappropriate or unfit to discharge the duty of electing a president.
www.national-renewal.org.au /ConCon/proc/hansard_0402_15.shtml   (4362 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We need to be satisfied, both from the point of view of the shareholders that it accurately reflects something that they would see it appropriate for us to be involved in and also, and importantly, that it’s a well run organisation.
I acknowledge the Ngunnawal people the traditional owners this country and I also acknowledge the people we have of Reconciliation Australia about this corporate partnership with BHP Billiton.
I mean, you have to have good governance, you have to have competent, capable people as partners, including the community, because that effects your bottom line in the end.
www.reconciliation.org.au /docs/media/bhp/transcript.doc   (4328 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
People in lower socio-economic groups suffer disproportionately from ill health and have higher rates of illness and death.
These people include: the unemployed and work injured, people living with mental illness, migrants and refugees; sole parents; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; the homeless; ex-prisoners; the chronically ill and older persons”.
Independent research commissioned by PFF and funded by HI showed that a significant group of Aboriginal parents in Karratha and Roebourne wanted good jobs for their children, that the children had the capacity to succeed and they wanted to have the prospect of good work.
www.reconciliation.org.au /docs/speeches/chaney/achieving_fairness.doc   (5649 words)

  
 Australian DemocratsAustralian Democrat Speeches   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Australian young people have never known politics without the Australian Democrats and it is important we are able to show that no other Party is able or even willing to play the role we do.
And Indigenous Australians and young people born in countries where English is not the main language spoken are also higher users of accommodation support.
The main reasons for young people seeking accommodation assistance are relationship or family breakdown, followed by eviction, and domestic violence.
www.democrats.org.au /speeches?speech_id=1142   (4233 words)

  
 Cultural Con/Texts: Apologists vs. Apologies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
What many people do not realise is that we [Indigenous people in remote, rural and urban environs] are not separate from each other; we are in fact connected, and interlinked through our language and land affiliations.
The white cube is not a sanctuary, a haven, a chapel only for the dead white males of yore – no matter how much we might love their work, but also a living space, keeping places, cultural centres, educational institutions, engaging, rebuffing, challenging, inspiring, but should never be boring.
For example, when I have discussed the proposal outline with people from other cultures with similar communal histories of displacement and dispossession, there is an immediate understanding of the curatorial context.
www.nga.gov.au /sitesofcommunication/Papers/croft.cfm   (1385 words)

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