Yuwaya Ngarra-li – ‘Vision’.CLD Centre Align

"The Dharriwaa Elders will lead a collaboration with UNSW and other supporters to grow our individual and community strengths and assets. We aim to restore a robust belonging to thriving families, community and country, while making our place in the nation and sharing our learning with other communities". Dharriwaa Elders Group, Walgett.

The purpose of Yuwaya Ngarra-li is for the Dharriwaa Elders Group (DEG) and UNSW to work in partnership to improve the wellbeing, social, built and physical environment and life pathways of Aboriginal people in Walgett through collaborating on evidence-based programs, research projects and capacity building, and to evaluate this model of CommUNIty-Led Development as a way of working with other Aboriginal communities.

Yuwaya Ngarra-li is an initiative that will promote two-way learning between Walgett's Dharriwaa Elders Group and a range of UNSW faculties, with long term academic leadership by Professor Eileen Baldry and keenly supported by Vice-Chancellor Ian Jacobs

Warning: Images of deceased persons may appear. Yuwaalaraay / Gamilaraay pronunciation guide.

Our Built Environment guests at the junction of the Namoi & Barwon Rivers with UNSW Yuwaya Ngarra-li Project Manager Peta MacGillivray, DEG Speaker Clem Dodd.
DEG hosted collaborators in the UNSW Built Environment Faculty - Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard & Louise McKenzie

Jacqui Webster and Keziah Bennett-Brook with Ricco Lane at WAMS Community Garden.
Elders inducted Assoc. Professor Jacqui Webster and Keziah Bennett-Brook to Walgett in February 2019

Impact Engineers at Walgett AMS's Community Garden February 2019.
Dharriwaa Elders Group hosted "Impact Engineers" in Walgett in February 2019. DEG has long held concerns

UNSW Engineering team at the WAMS community garden
Global Water Institute Engineers Greg Leslie, Martin Andersen and Melinda Wimborne who supports student-led projects were invited by Dharriwaa Elders Group to look at a range of Walgett water engineering challenges

Murat Dizdar in Walgett Sept. 2018
Murat Dizdar, NSW Department of Education Deputy Secretary, School Operations and Performance,

the first Walgett Youth Justice Working Group meets
On 9 August 2018 at Dharriwaa Elders Group Yuwaya Ngarra-li convened the first Walgett Youth Justice Working Group meeting, an idea from the Youth Justice Forum that community wanted included in the Action Plan for Children and Young People.

Yuwaya Ngarra-li's Wendy Spencer, Peta MacGillivray, Vanessa Hickey and Ruth McCausland.
A quick introduction to the core Yuwaya Ngarra-li team - two are Walgett-based, two are Sydney-based. Meet Wendy Spencer (DEG Project Manager), Peta MacGillivray (Sydney Project Manager), Vanessa Hickey (DEG Project Officer) and Ruth McCausland (Research & Evaluation Director). We are proud of our team's capabilities and look forward to working with colleagues and stakeholders who support and understand our approach.

Wendy Spencer & Farshid Pahlevani in July 2018
Yuwaya Ngarrali's Walgett project manager visited with the UNSW Science's Sm@rt Centre's Farshid Pahlevani