Indigenous Heritage Programme - funded projects 2010-11

Table Indigenous Heritage Programme: Funding Outcomes 2010-2011
Project Title Project Description Organisation Funding Amount
New South Wales

Maynggu Ganai Historic Site Interpretive Walk Track

This project will construct a walking track and signage at the Maynggu Ganai historic site in the Wellington Valley area of NSW to interpret the place's significance to the Wiradjuri traditional owners, and its history as the first point of contact with European people.

Department of Environment and Climate Change

$47,000

Connecting with Country project

This project will assist Aboriginal traditional owners and youth to document archaeological and anthropological information for important Aboriginal cultural heritage places in the Eurobodalla Shire area of southern NSW, facilitating cultural knowledge transmission.

Eurobodalla Shire Council

$100,000

Bundian Way Survey

The project will survey an ancient Aboriginal route between Mount Kosciuszko and Twofold Bay on the south coast of NSW (the Bundian Way) and record Indigenous, historical and natural heritage values.

Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council

$99,700

Walhallow Aboriginal Communities Cemetery Restoration Project

The project will undertake identification and restoration work on the graves at Walhallow Aboriginal Cemetery, near Tamworth in NSW.

Walhallow Aboriginal Corporation

$49,000
Northern Territory

Preserving, Restoring and Surveying Cultural Heritage Sites

This project will enable senior traditional custodians to survey, restore and preserve sacred sites of cultural significance for Marri Tjevin, Marri Amu and Marri Thiel people, near Wadeye in the western Northern Territory.

Batchelor College (Darwin)

$47,700

Develop a heritage plan for the land owned by Urrampinyi Iltjiltajarri Aboriginal Land Trust (formerly Tempe Downs)

This project will develop a heritage plan to manage and interpret heritage sites on Urrampinyi Iltjiltajarri Aboriginal Land Trust land in the MacDonnell Ranges in central Australia.

Anildika Aboriginal Corporation

$37,500

Fragile First Impressions: identification and conservation of Warddeken Contact Art

This project will record rock art sites in the Warrdeken Indigenous Protected Area in western Arnhem Land, evaluate conservation needs, interpret their historical and cultural significance and undertake conservation works.

Warrdeken Land Management

$87,800

West Arnhem Cultural Heritage Strategy - Stage 1 East Alligator - Gunbalanya

The project will develop a strategy and action plan for the protection of cultural heritage in the Oenpelli region of western Arnhem Land.

Injalak Arts and Crafts Association

$55,000

Jawoyn Rock Art and Cultural Heritage Project - Stage 6

This project will record traditional and other knowledge associated with Jawoyn rock art and other heritage sites, located in remote areas of southern Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation

$100,000
Queensland

'Guwamu - Caring for Kooma Country' Heritage Protection Program

The project will document traditional and contact history sites on the Kooma People's traditional lands in southwest Queensland and conduct cultural heritage information workshops for landholders and other interested partners to raise awareness of the urgent need to document and protect heritage places.

Kooma Traditional Owners Association Inc

$92,200

Identifying and Reconnecting with the Bunya Mountains

The project will record knowledge about the Indigenous heritage values of the Bunya Mountains in southeast Queensland and develop interpretive signage at key significant sites.

Burnett Mary Regional Group for NRM Inc

$100,000

Bidgerley Learning Centre Parklands Project

The project will install a boardwalk and walking trail on the southern end of Pink Lily Lagoon, near Nebo in north Queensland, to protect and interpret Aboriginal heritage sites. 

Woora Consulting Pty Ltd

$61,800

White Mountains Cultural Heritage Planning Project

This project will develop a cultural heritage management plan for White Mountains National Park in northwest Queensland, for the use of traditional owners in future planning for the park. The park contains significant heritage sites including rock art galleries, story places and quarries.

Gudjal Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation

$50,200

Kuuku l-yu Kaanju Ngaachi Cultural Heritage Project

This project will prepare a cultural heritage conservation management plan for the Kuuku l'yu Northern Kaanju Ngaachi area of the Cape York Peninsula.

Chuulangun Aboriginal Corporation

$100,000

Umpila Heritage and Story Place Survey

This project will survey sites of heritage importance in Umpila country in Cape York. Umpila elders and young people will record traditional Indigenous knowledge for story places connected to the Rocky, Massy, Chester and Nesbit Rivers using video, audio and GPS technology.

Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation

$69,700

Muluridji Cultural Heritage Project

The project will identify and document cultural heritage sites on the traditional lands of the Muluridji People in north Queensland through archaeological surveys, archival research and recording oral histories and traditional knowledge.

Tablelands Regional Council

$80,000

Stage2 - Cultural Heritage Site Mapping of Sandstone Country of the Northern Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland

This project will record and map Aboriginal heritage sites on Esmerelda and North Head Stations, in the Northern Gulf of Carpentaria.

Northern Gulf Resource Management Group Ltd

$97,500

Development of a management plan for the original Weipa Mission

The project will systematically document the original Weipa Mission site (1898-1932) in far north Queensland and develop a heritage management plan for the site.

James Cook University

$65,500

Gaarraay Land Trust development of a Strategic Plan for appropriate identification and protection of Significant Sites

The project will allow Traditional owners to identify, map, record and develop management recommendations for rock art on Melonsby Station near Cooktown in far north Queensland.

Balnggarrawarra Land Trust

$23,800

Gidarjil Heritage Places

The project will identify and record cultural heritage sites in the Bundaberg and Port Curtis regions of central Queensland, and develop a heritage management plan.

Gidarjil Development Corporation Limited

$35,800

Aboriginal Heritage Investigations through Archaeological Fieldwork - Senior Ancient History

The project will conduct an archaeological survey of the 'nut cracking rock' site at Polly Creek Road near Cairns.  The project will be delivered in conjunction with the Ma-mu Aboriginal Corporation and an archaeologist. Students will be involved in the fieldwork as a learning experience.

The Roman Catholic Trust Organisation for the Diocese of Cairns

$3,400

Eastern Lake Coombabah Midden Complex Remedial Protection Work

The project will undertake erosion mitigation works to conserve an important midden complex at Coombabah Creek on the Gold Coast.

Ngarang-Wal Gold Coast Aboriginal Association Incorporated

$58,000
South Australia

Koonibba Heritage Project

The project will construct and install a series of interpretive signs at the Koonibba community near Ceduna in South Australia, to present the story of the community to tourists and visitors.

Koonibba Aboriginal Community Council Incorporated

$34,500

Ngadjuri Heritage Project, Plumbago Station Stage Two

The project will identify and record significant sites on traditional Ngadjuri lands at Plumbago Station in the Olary Ranges in South Australia, and use a GIS program to produce cultural maps for the region.

Ngadjuri Heritage Committee

$99,500

Finniss Springs Pastoral Station and Mission - conservation of structures

The project will undertake urgent conservation work on buildings at the Finniss Springs Pastoral Station and Mission (located in the northeast region of South Australia), as identified in the 2009 cultural heritage management plan.

Aboriginal Lands Trust South Australia

$98,000

Koonalda Cave Art and Mining; intertwining cultural knowledge

The project will record the Indigenous cultural heritage significance for Mirning people of Koonalda Cave, located on the Nullarbor Plain in South Australia, and integrate this traditional knowledge with the South Australian Museum's archival and archaeological research on the site.

South Australian Museum

$23,200

Indigenous Cultural Heritage Management Plan for Yumbarra Conservation Park

The project will identify and record places of Indigenous heritage significance within the Yumbarra Conservation Park in the far west coast region of South Australia, and produce a cultural heritage conservation management plan.

South Australian Native Title Association

$93,000

Finniss Springs Pastoral Station and Mission - Interpretation Strategy

The project will develop an interpretation strategy for the Finniss Springs Pastoral Station and Mission (located in the northeast region of SA), as recommended in the conservation management plan developed in 2009.

Aboriginal Lands Trust South Australia

$57,000
Tasmania

Indigenous cultural heritage site assessment at Marshalls Hill, Panatana and Iris Private Nature reserve

The project will undertake Indigenous cultural heritage identification surveys in the Marshalls Hill, Panatana and Iris Private Nature Reserve in the north-western highlands of Tasmania.

Mersey Leven Aboriginal Corporation

$26,200
Western Australia

Conserving the Marlu and Seven Sisters dreaming tracks of the Baker Lake area

This project will record and develop a management plan for the Marlu and Seven Sisters dreaming tracks south of Warburton in central WA.

Ngaanyatjarra Council

$110,000

Recording Pearling heritage values in Mayala Country

The project will record traditional knowledge and Aboriginal heritage sites associated with pearl-shelling, Indigenous maritime traditions and navigation routes in the Buccaneer Archipelago, in the West Kimberley region of WA, with a senior Mayala elder, lawman and traditional pearl shell carver, and produce a documentary DVD.  

Broome Aboriginal Media Association (Aboriginal Corporation)

$98,100

Sturt Creek Massacre Site Conservation and Management Plan

The project will fence two massacre sites on Sturt Creek Station, south of Halls Creek in the east Kimberley region of WA, erect a memorial and develop plans for the future conservation of the sites.

Kimberley Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

$14,000

Gabbie Kylie Foundation: Cultural Heritage Management Programme at Cape le Grande National Park

The project will work with traditional owners to undertake an Indigenous cultural heritage study of Cape le Grande National Park, east of Esperance in southern WA, and develop a cultural heritage management plan for Cheetup Cave National Heritage Place (in partnership with the traditional owners, state government agencies, and DEWHA).

National Trust of Australia (WA)

$90,000

PAKAM - Kapulalangu heritage recording

A film crew will accompany traditional custodians to record sites and their associated stories, songs and dances on the Seven Sisters Dreaming track in the Great Sandy Desert, south of Balgo.

Broome Aboriginal Media Association (Aboriginal Corporation)

$31,400

Windermere (Yoorl Park) Noongar Cultural Interpretation Works Project

The project will select, design, construct and install cultural interpretation at  Windermere (Yoorl Park), a traditional Noongar camp site dating from approximately 12,500 years ago, at Albany in WA.

Albany Heritage Reference Group Aboriginal Corporation

$70,800

Kuju Wangka

The project will develop a comprehensive management plan for the protection of Aboriginal heritage sites along the Canning Stock Route in central WA.

Central Desert Native Title Services Ltd

$120,000

Woodstock Abydos Site Identification Project

The project will undertake a comprehensive survey of the Woodstock Abydos reserves in the Pilbara region of WA, in conjunction with traditional owners and government agencies, to record previously undocumented archaeological sites.

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation

$97,000

Spinifex Heritage and Mapping Project

The project will enable traditional owners to document sites of significance and record elders' cultural knowledge of heritage places in the southern portion of the Spinifex Native Title Determination Area, east of Laverton in WA, and integrate this information into a database to conserve traditional knowledge and facilitate its transmission to younger generations.

Pila Nguru Aboriginal Corporation

$49,400

Northern Spinifex Heritage Project

The project will enable traditional owners to document sites of significance and record elders' cultural knowledge of heritage places in the northern portion of the Spinifex Native Title Determination Area, east of Laverton in WA, and integrate this information into a database to conserve traditional knowledge and facilitate its transmission to younger generations.

Ilkurlka Aboriginal Corporation

$38,800

Exploring Yindjibarndi Country: Thungawarrna

This project will undertake cultural mapping in the Thungawarrna section of Yindjibarndi country and Old Tambrey Station, south of Port Hedland in WA. This research will provide the maps, text and images for the fifth book in the Exploring Yindjibarndi Country series, recording the cultural knowledge for future generations.

Juluwarlu Aboriginal Corporation

$80,700

Dowark Foundation: Cultural Mapping and Heritage Conservation of the Wardandi and Bibbulmun Cultural Landscape

The project will work with traditional owners to undertake a regional Indigenous heritage site assessment, on-ground conservation works, cultural mapping, archaeological research and develop conservation management plans at a number of key Indigenous heritage places in the south west of WA (including Quinninup Waterfall, Ellensbrook, Boonwiup Pool, Donnelly Well, Black Point, Broke Inlet and Irwin Inlet).

National Trust of Australia (WA)

$100,000