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.

Walgett water update - image from flier
Continuing our work "Food and Water for Life" with Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service (WAMS), Dharriwaa Elders Group's Yuwaya Ngarra-li partnership with UNSW hosted a "water update" meeting 22 May 2019. Speakers included Christine Corby OAM CEO of Walgett AMS, Professor Greg Leslie of UNSW

DEG's Virginia Robinson Welcomed participants to the Food Forum
Yuwaya Ngarra-li hosted the Walgett Food Forum - "Food and Water is Life!" 8 April 2019. Read our statement here and report released 26 June 2019 here. The Dharriwaa Elders Group identified the need to improve access

Planning new child injury prevention project with Walgett AMS
Furthering our Yuwaya Ngarra-li partnership with UNSW, DEG welcomed Professor Rebecca Ivers & Dr Mel Andersen

Professor Chris Davison and Dr Sue O'Neill at Walgett Community College June 2017
The Yuwaya Ngarrali partnership hosted a visit to Walgett of UNSW Education Faculty leader Professor Chris Davison, Dr Sue O’Neill and Honorary Professor Adrian Piccolli

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,