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Sorry Business: The Passing of David Dalaithngu AM

30 November 2021

Sorry Business: The Passing of Dalaithngu AM

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) and the NSW Land Rights Network mourn the passing of one of Australia’s greatest artists, David Dalaithngu overnight.

Mr Dalaithngu was from the Mandhalpuyngu clan of the Yolŋgu people, was raised in Arnhem Land and spent his final years on Ngarrindjeri country at Murray Bridge in South Australia.…

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New Chairperson and Deputy to lead the NSW Aboriginal Land Council

30 November 2021

New Chairperson and Deputy to lead the NSW Aboriginal Land Council

Councillor Danny Chapman has been elected Chairperson of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC), the largest member-based Aboriginal organisation in Australia.

Cr Chapman, representing the South Coast Region, was elected by the nine Councillors who met today for the bi-annual Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson election.…

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Aboriginal Artefacts to be Returned to Country at Tamworth

25 October 2021

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC), Tamworth Local Aboriginal Land Council (TLALC) and Armidale Region Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place (ACCKP) are very pleased to announce the forthcoming repatriation of significant Aboriginal artefacts to the Tamworth Aboriginal Community.…

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NAIDOC Week 2021 – Heal Country!

2 July 2021

NAIDOC Week 2021 – Heal Country!

NAIDOC 2021 is almost upon us; with the important theme this year of Heal Country with the week being celebrated from Sunday July 4 – Sunday July 11.

Heal Country is of particular significance to the Land Rights network, as it reflects your continued advocacy for increased and robust Culture and Heritage protections, through your work and leadership role in your communities.…

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Applications Open for NSW Aboriginal Land Council’s Educational Scholarship

1 July 2021

Applications Open for NSW Aboriginal Land Council’s Educational Scholarship

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council’s (NSWALC) Educational Scholarship is now open for applications from today, 1 July 2021.

The NSWALC Educational Scholarship provides two $10,000 scholarships across NSW and is aimed at Aboriginal students in their penultimate year at university.…

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NSW Aboriginal Land Council Announces Acting Chief Executive Officer

29 June 2021

NSW Aboriginal Land Council Announces Acting Chief Executive Officer

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) has appointed Mr Yuseph Deen as its Acting Chief Executive Officer.

Originally from the Cairns region of North Queensland, Mr Deen is a descendant of the Wuthathi peoples of Cape York with customary family connections to the Gunggandji peoples and ancestral connections to the Western Islands of the Torres Strait.…

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The NSW Aboriginal Land Council Announces NSWALC Fishing Fund Recipient

8 February 2021

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is pleased to announce that Wiradjuri man Mr Aaron Chamberlain has been successful with his application to the NSWALC Fishing Fund.

The Fishing Advisory Committee unanimously recommended providing a grant to Mr Chamberlain to enable him to purchase an established business ‘Hawkesbury River Seafood,’ with 200 shares in estuary prawn trawl, a fully licensed boat, and equipment.…

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Best Wishes to the Land Rights Network and NSWALC closedown

18 December 2020

NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) would like to wish all Local Aboriginal Land Council members, Boards and staff, a happy and safe holiday break with your families and loved ones.

2020 has been a very challenging year as we navigated the COVID-19 pandemic and kept our Elders and communities safe, while continuing our ongoing work in addressing health, social, education, employment, and housing issues in our communities.…