Dear MAC Members,
Welcome to our MAC newsletter for October.
Many projects at MAC have started to take shape over the past few months and it is exciting to share some of these achievements with you.
- Celebrated the transfer of more than 30,000 tropical black lip rock oyster spat (juvenile oysters) from Perth to new trial sites on Pilbara sea country at West Lewis as part of the WA Tropical Rock Oyster Research and Development project.
- Welcomed six new staff members to our Ranger Program.
- Welcomed Consul General Gainer - U.S. Consulate General Perth to experience Murujuga country and to see the rock art up close from the new viewing platform and elevated boardwalk at Nganjarli (Deep Gorge).
- Participated in a practise oil spill along with staff from Australian Marine Services, Pilbara Ports Authority and Rio Tinto to ensure preparedness in an emergency event.
- Celebrated Sea Week 2020 with over 80 participants visiting Nganjarli on a rock art tour.
These are only a few of the many projects and initiatives we are currently a part of. There has been a lot happening at MAC and we continue to ensure we can preserve and protect our culture, land and heritage, support our members into the future and create long-term mutually beneficial government and industry relationships.
Please keep the feedback and suggestions coming on our regular communications, we truly value your input and point of view!
Ngayintharri gumawarni ngurrangga and stay safe.
CEO, Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation
Murujuga Ranger Program
The Murujuga Land and Sea Unit (MLSU) is the dedicated fee for service team who work on Murujuga National Heritage Listed sites and Murujuga Sea Country, including tourism within Murujuga.
The MLSU team are proud to have Leanne Lockyer, Cayl Ryan-Walker and Dale Sambo recently join us and three new members join our dedicated Murujuga National Park team; Peter Cooper, Cory Adams and Richard Variakojis.
The Circle of Elders were recently introduced to the new Ranger team to discuss their involvement, rock art tour feedback, on-site cultural inductions as well as cultural advice and key contacts.
Clinton Walker, a MAC Member and a successful operator in the Aboriginal tourism industry has been working together with MAC one day per week to assist in the cultural development of our Rangers, inform and assist on MAC review of its Cultural Awareness Program and to provide advice and stories to support Nganjarli rock art tours. Clinton is well known for his impressive drone skills, photography and tour experiences.
These additions to our Ranger Program further strengthen our ability to move towards the lead role in the management of our National Park, our sea country and our country beyond the National Park, which is part of MAC’s Strategic Objectives.
We look forward to seeing all of our rangers out on country caring for and sharing Murujuga with our community and visitors.
Rock Art Tours
We are excited to announce that rock art tours at Nganjarli will resume from Monday 26 October. Join traditional custodians on a 1.5hr rock art and cultural experience in the Murujuga National Park on the Burrup Peninsula.
Frequency of departures may vary due to demand, weather and cultural obligations, so please ensure you enquire first so we can try and accommodate you. Visit experiencemurujuga.com to learn more.
Bookings are essential. Book through the Karratha Tourism & Visitor Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (08) 9186 8055.
Industry & Community News
Mawarnkarra Health Service are hosting a Yarn and a Cuppa on Friday 23 October from 9.00 to 11.00am at MHS. Everyone is welcome!
Karratha Central Healthcare have a hydrotherapy pool program for AHP physio patients aged 18+ every Monday at Karratha Leisureplex from 11am. Transport available. To book call Jaye at KCH on 9144 6900 or 0438 333 141.
Wirra Maya Health Service is holding a Galaxy Games night at the YIC Youth Centre in South Hedland on Friday 6 November. Open to anyone 12-25 years old. No registration required.
Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) have a range of job vacancies available, visit puntukurnu.com.au for more information and to apply.
The Forum for Directors of Indigenous Organisations (FDIO) is seeking to appoint up to seven board members. To apply, provide a CV, with a letter of your experience to Danielle Edman at email@example.com by Friday 30 October.
Woodside are offering grants of up to $5,000 to clubs or organisations to support community initiatives in the City of Karratha. Applications can be made online at woodside.com.au. Applications close Saturday 31 October.
Aboriginal Insights are holding half day virtual workshops on ‘Cultural Foundations for Workplaces’ on Wednesday 4 November and Wednesday 9 December at a cost of $250 + GST per person. To find out more and to book click here.
Riverside Marine are looking for cadets to join their marine program commencing from January 2021. For information and to apply click here.
Indigenous owned and managed business Supply Aus offers clothing, footwear and PPE items for companies, groups or bulk orders. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0466 412 445.
Department of Transport will be visiting Roebourne on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 October from 9.00am to 2.30pm at the NBAC Office.
The Business and Employment Development Unit (BEDU) survey is still open if you would like to be a part of this unit and apply for upcoming employment, business and contracting opportunities. To complete the survey click here.
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A special grocery supplement available to members. To apply for this once-off grocery card please download the application form on our website. If you have submitted your application, thank you – these are being processed.
Nganjarli (Deep Gorge) is now officially reopen.
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