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MURUJUGA MEMBERS NEWS Scroll down for APRIL 2020

"NGAYINTHARRI GUMAWARNI NGURRANGGA"

WE ALL COME TOGETHER FOR COUNTRY

Dear Members,

We are all currently experiencing a challenging period so the timing for the launch of our new quarterly newsletter could not be better to help us communicate with our members and remain connected.

It is of the utmost importance that we all stay informed, act responsibly and look after one another.

As you are well aware, coronavirus (COVID-19) will continue to be a serious risk to all of us over the coming weeks and months. I urge you, to follow the governments advice, ensure you wash your hands with soap as much as possible, and reduce contact with others as much as possible. If we all do the right thing, we will stop the virus from spreading so life can return to normal.

Although the office is temporarily closed, work continues at the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation with key staff working remotely. While there have been some changes in the way we operate, I assure you that our members are at the heart of everything we do. Thank you for your patience and support during this time, we will continue to do our best in supporting you and we look forward to returning to normal operations as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Ngayintharri gumawarni ngurrangga. Thank you again and stay safe.

Regards,

Peter Jeffries

CEO, Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation

COVID-19 is in the Pilbara

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a dangerous virus with confirmed cases reported in our region. Please read the below important information, fact sheets and updates:

For the latest MAC updates and support available regarding COVID-19 visit the dedicated COVID-19 page on our website.

And lastly, thank you Tootsie Daniel, Gabby Millgate and Ngaarda Media for the lighthearted yet very important reminder to wash our hands! Have a listen to Yindjibarndi elder and Ngaarda radio host, Tootsie, singing a new rendition of a favourite song on the importance of hand hygiene during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The new lyrics were developed by Gabby.

Aboriginal Heritage Surveys

Over the past 12 months, more than 90 MAC members have been a part of the groups undertaking Aboriginal heritage surveys across Murujuga.

Where possible, all survey groups included a balance of elders and other members to allow for the transfer of cultural knowledge.

Thank you to everyone who participated.

Murujuga Exhibits at the WA Museum

MAC has been working closely with the Western Australian Museum to curate a new museum dedicated to history in Western Australia.

Murujuga features in five of the seven different galleries of the new museum and will showcase our history, culture, arts and landscape.

Stunning images of Murujuga will be on display as well as replications of Murujuga petroglyphs which are being projected onto man-made rocks that look like real local rock form.

Petroglyphs being replicated and displayed at the WA Museum.

The museum will help start important conversations and enrich our community for generations to come.

Likely to open early 2021, the museum will offer free entry for one year and continue to feature Murujuga for at least five years.

Meet the Team

Peter Hicks, Chairperson (Board of Directors)

A Wong-Goo-Tt-Oo member born and raised in the Pilbara, Peter Hicks was elected to the MAC Board of Directors, and as chairperson, in November 2019 .

Highly respected by the indigenous and non-indigenous communities within the region, Peter has a long-standing history and career as a successful businessman.

Thank you, Peter, for everything you do for MAC and its members.

Industry & Community News

POSITION VACANT: MAC Land & Sea Program Manager, applications closing 5pm, Monday 24 April 2020. [View ad here]

KDCCI: New Business Support, Events & Grants Info. [Click here]

Ngaarda Radio: Keeping us informed and entertained. [Click here]

MAC Member Reminders

Keep your contact details up to date. Click here to update them now.

MAC OFFICES TEMPORARILY CLOSED until further notice due to coronavirus. Essential services will continue and the office phone is taking calls as normal. Please refer to our website for the latest updates on the situation.

Stay safe and look after each other.

Office Address: 313 King Bay Road, Dampier, WA 6713

Postal Address: PO Box 1544, Karratha, WA 6714

Email: admin@murujuga.org.au | Phone: +61 8 9144 4112