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25 Nov 2014
INJALAK Arts and Crafts’ 25th birthday was literally the icing on the cake for Indigenous culture and traditional arts in West Arnhem this year. A large and enthusiastic crowd turned out for the celebrations in Gunbalanya on Saturday 1 November, enjoying bush tucker cookups, traditional dancing and music, and having a go at everything from damper making and screenprinting to spear-throwing. Many happy returns to the Injalak mob!Read more
29 Oct 2014
Injalak Arts turns 25 this year, celebrating with a birthday party on Saturday 1 November 2014 at Gunbalanya. Everyone is welcome! Contact Injalak Arts via email for more information.Read more
16 Oct 2014
As legend has it, this 1940s air boat, shown here in action on the lagoon at Gunabalanya, was a home-made affair powered by a Gypsy Moth engine cut from the wreck of an aircraft. Our regular columnist Ralph Blyth explores the story.Read more
16 Sep 2014
Kids in Gunbalanya had a chance to check out the Royal Australian Navy's Seahawk choppers when 816 Squadron literally dropped in on the community as part of Exercise KAKADU 2014.Read more
05 Aug 2014
A GUNBALANYA School teacher whose work is helping Indigenous students build their expertise in money management has been recognised for her outstanding contribution with a Commonwealth Bank Foundation Teaching Award. Elizabeth Bowyer joined 15 other awardees, selected from more than 250 Kindergarten to Year 12 teachers across the nation, at the ceremony on Friday 25 July 2014.Read more
10 Jul 2014
TRADITIONAL owners removed this 4.5m crocodile from the town billabong at Gunbalanya early on the morning of Thursday 3 July. The crocodile had reportedly been taking dogs and cattle and its presence at a popular fishing spot had been described by one local as “a recipe for disaster”.Read more
26 May 2014
THE community of Gunbalanya was out in force on Saturday 17 May to watch Banyan go head-to-head with arch-rivals Injalak at the footy grand final. Organised by West Arnhem Regional Council’s Youth, Sport and Recreation team, the event drew a big crowd for four quarters of fierce footy. Showing good class in the ruck, and with Hilton Garnarradj moving into space around the ground, Injalak applied pressure early, leaving Banyan to play catch-up for the first two quarters.Read more
17 Mar 2014
LOCAL people in West Arnhem will soon have a more direct voice in local government with the establishment of Local Authorities. The West Arnhem Regional Council (WARC) is now calling for leaders and community-minded people to nominate for Local Authority Members in Gunbalanya, Minjilang, Warruwi and Maningrida.Read more
14 Feb 2014
TWO graduates from West Arnhem College Gunbalanya School will be honoured in a special ceremony at Parliament House in Darwin this Friday, after taking out top training awards in the Northern Territory. Kirsty Garrnadj and Arijay Camp will travel to the Northern Territory Board of Studies Awards evening in Parliament House on Friday 14 February, with assistance from the West Arnhem Regional Council, who will fly the students from Gunbalanya to Jabiru. Arijay Camp won the NT School Based Apprentice of the Year Award. Kirsty Garnarrdj won the inaugural Karmi Sceney Indigenous Excellence and Leadership Award.Read more
17 Jan 2014
West Arnhem Regional Council (WARC) Mayor Lothar Siebert says the Council will give the Government all the assistance it needs to help make its new school attendance program a success. Truancy officers began work in the West Arnhem community last week, tasked with improving student attendance rates at the West Arnhem College Gunbalanya Campus under the Federal Government’s Remote School Attendance Strategy. Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion said the Gunbalanya trial would inform the rollout of the $28 million program in 40 remote communities across Australia. Mayor Siebert expressed concerns about the strategy in a frank meeting with Mr Scullion at the WARC Gunbalanya office on Tuesday, January 7.Read more