News Releases

Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation wants to keep you informed about the many projects and activities we are engaged in. Our News portal is a one-stop-shop to keep up to date with our latest media releases, newsletters and external media coverage.

Media personnel seeking information and images can contact media@wunambalgaambera.org.au.

Rangers discover rare wallaby12-Jan-2018

Rangers discover rare wallaby Traditional Owners conducting scientific monitoring in the far north Kimberley have found exciting evidence of a tiny rock-wallaby long thought to have disappeared from the region’s mainland. Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation’s Uunguu Rangers recently collected scats which Australian Museum scientists have identified as being from nabarlek - Australia’s second smallest rock-wallaby. The furry grey nabarlek is roug.. go to article

Uunguu Camp inspires Kalumburu kids02-Nov-2017

The incentive of getting back to Country has again improved education outcomes and attendance at Kalumburu Remote Community School this year. Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation’s Uunguu Rangers hosted 13 students at this year’s Culture Camp on their Wunambal Gaambera Country in the North Kimberley. The committed student group spent four days learning about bush plants and animals, how to make spears, fish, and hear stories about rock art near the Garmbemirri Ran.. go to article

Visitor pass secures North Kimberley country, culture, jobs14-Aug-2017

The North Kimberley’s Wunambal Gaambera people have taken a significant step to secure the future of their country, culture, incomes and employment opportunities. Launching the 2017 Uunguu Visitor Pass – an online permit system for visiting Wunambal Gaambera Country - Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation chairperson Catherine Goonack said Traditional Owners now had a mechanism for managing and taking leadership in the tourism industry on their country. “Wunambal Gaambe.. go to article

Uunguu Rangers, scientists find thriving coral hotspots09-Aug-2017

MEDIA RELEASE June 13 2017 The North Kimberley’s Uunguu Rangers are combining science and traditional knowledge to monitor and look after their saltwater country, with a recent survey recording coral hotspots rivalling Ningaloo Reef and the Rowley shoals. Five rangers – employed by Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation – recently returned from a week-long scientific survey aboard the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIM.. go to article

Wunambal Gaambera joins ranger funding campaign29-Sep-2016

The North Kimberley’s Wunambal Gaambera people, Native Title holders of some of Australia’s most remote and intact Country, are the newest supporters of the Country Needs People campaign. Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation and the Uunguu Rangers are backing the campaign to help others learn about their Healthy Country work and what that means to the Traditional Owners. Wunambal Gaambera Country is the Uunguu Indigenous Protected Area listed on Australia&rsqu.. go to article

North Kimberley ready for worldwide audience02-Jun-2016

Wunambal Gaambera Country in the North Kimberley is gearing up for exposure to millions of television viewers worldwide following a recent visit by hugely popular program “Coast Australia”. Hosted by Scottish historian and archaeologist Neil Oliver, Foxtel’s History Channel production of the BBC format looks at how people have interacted with the coast throughout history and today. Wunambal Gaambera Traditional Owners valued the opportunity to share stories of their cou.. go to article

Right-way burns stem Kimberley wildfire, carbon impacts11-Apr-2016

Uunguu Rangers in the far north Kimberley have measured major reductions in wildfire impact since ramping up traditional burning methods four years ago, a Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation fire-planning meeting has heard. By undertaking burning in the early dry season, Uunguu Rangers have been able to contain the large-scale hot-burn wildfires that have threatened visitors, cultural sites, plants and animals in the past. Single wildfire events once ravaged up to half the 800,000.. go to article

Kalumburu Students Connect with Rangers on Culture Camp13-Dec-2015

Students from Kalumburu Remote Community School had a powerful experience on Wunambal Gaambera Country recently, when Uunguu Rangers hosted the school’s annual Culture Camp. This year’s camp was hailed as one of the most successful yet, with 14 students visiting Garmbemirri camp near Mungalalu Truscott Air Base for four days. Uunguu Rangers Neil Waina, Desmond Williams, Jason Adams and Maggie Captain led the camp, with support from Dorothy Djanghara, Alphonse Cheinmora an.. go to article

Science and Culture Join Forces in Fight for Dugong Survival02-Oct-2015

North Kimberley Traditional Owner Rangers are now professionally trained to help monitor one of their most vulnerable and culturally important species – the dugong - following an intensive course hosted on Wunambal Gaambera Country. Delivered by the CSIRO and Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI), the three-day accredited course was hosted by Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation’s Uunguu Rangers at their Garmbemirri camp near Mungalalu Truscott Airbase. Ga.. go to article

Refuge discovered in remote WA rainforest16-Sep-2015

Camera traps stationed for six months in WA’s largest continuous rainforest have yielded images that have stunned both scientists and traditional landowners. Healthy populations of Northern quoll – elsewhere subject to dramatic population decline due to the spread of cane toads – were among a rich diversity of wildlife previously unrecorded at the far North Kimberley’s Bougainville Peninsula on Wunambal Gaambera Country. Twenty cameras show th.. go to article

External media04-Jun-2015

Check out the following links to learn more about Wunambal Gaambera and related issues from external media: Nine News - June 3, 2015 http://www.9news.com.au/technology/2015/06/03/15/01/unique-2000-year-old-pearl-found-in-wa Australian Archaeology - May 31, 2015 http://australianarchaeology.com/journal/the-brremangurey-pearl/ National Indigenous Radio Service May 21, 2015 http://www.nirs.org.au/NEWS/Broome-forum-places-property-rights-in-spotlight .. go to article