Indigenous Heritage Programme - funded projects 2011-12

Table Indigenous Heritage Program: Funding Outcomes 2011-2012
Project Title Project Description Organisation Funding Amount
Western Australia

Alive with the Dreaming- Songlines of the Western Desert ARC Linkage Project

In close collaboration with Western Desert artists and knowledge holders, this project will uncover, record and interpret the many layers of 'open' knowledge in Tjukurpa Songlines as expressed through the performative arts of story, song and dance; the graphic language of ancient rock art and modern visual arts; the kinship of people to each other and country; and their management of cultural and natural heritage.

Australian National University - research School of Humanities and the Arts

$40,000 (2011/12)
$40,000 (2012/13)
$40,000 (2013/14)

Gabbie Kylie Foundation: Community Education and Interpretation for the Esperance Region of WA

The Gabbie Kylie Foundation and the Esperance Noongar community will develop an educational museum display, heritage trail and interpretive cultural map, and a DVD showcasing the traditional and cultural connections across the Esperance region of WA (year 2 of 3 year project).

National Trust of Australia (WA)

$89,700 (2011/12)
$77,600 (2012/13)
$69,100 (2013/14)
Northern Territory

Sacred Sea Places of the Groote Archipelago

This project will identify and record sacred sites in sea country located in the Groote Archipelago, Northern Territory, relating to four dreaming track stories and nine totemic figures.

Anindilyakwa Land Council


Rock Art Site Mapping of Djelk IPA

This project will identify and record rock art sites within the Djelk Indigenous Protected Area, Arnhem Coast, Northern Territory, for future management and protection.

Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation


Supporting Traditional Owners from Central Australia to Manage Indigenous Cultural Heritage

This project will support traditional owners to manage cultural heritage values at Cleland Hills and Walka, west of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, by undertaking identification surveys, developing Cultural Heritage Management Plans, and undertaking heritage conservation works at each site.

Central Land Council


Dhimurru Cultural Landscape Mapping Project

This project will survey and record sites on the Dhimurru IPA, located at Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory and record the data on the organisation's database. The project includes conservation work which will be carried out at selected sites, management planning and installation of signage and protective bollards.

Dhimurru Land Management Aboriginal Corporation


Jawoyn History - In the Footsteps of Maddock & Edwards (#2)

This project will research and retrace the 1960s fieldwork of Dr Ken Maddock and Bob Edwards, in southern Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, in order to identify and record the location of lost Jawoyn rock art sites and link the sites to the traditional knowledge recorded by Dr. Maddock.

Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation


Jawoyn Rangers - Rock Art Conservation Project 2011 (#3)

This project will allow Jawoyn elders to pass on to Jawoyn Rangers important traditional knowledge about significant sites. The Rangers will identify and record significant sites across the Jawoyn lands in southern Arnhem Land, NT, and carry out important maintenance activities under the direction of the Elders.

Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation


Jawoyn Rock Art & Cultural Heritage Project - Stage 7 (#1)

This project will allow the Jawoyn Association to continue the detailed identification and recording of rock art and other heritage sites, located in remote areas of southern Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation


Identifying Indigenous heritage sites on Angas Downs Indigenous Protected Area

This project will identify and record sites of significance on the Angus Downs Station Indigenous Protected Area located in the Northern Territory, resulting in site condition assessments and the production of small scale management plans for the conservation of sites.

Lisanote Pty Ltd


Judbarra Cultural Heritage Project

This project will engage the younger generation of traditional owners in the recording and protection of significant sites and associated knowledge in Judbarra (Gregory) National Park, Northern Territory.

Northern Lands Council


Jajikal Warra Heritage Survey

The project will survey sites in Jajikal Country in the Cedar Bay National Park and the Plantation River in Cape York. Elders and young people will travel to eight story places to record traditional knowledge using video, audio and GPS technology. Selected stories will be shared via short films on the web.

Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation


Mt Croll Indigenous Cultural Survey

The project will survey sites at the Mt Croll Nature Refuge in Cape York using video, audio and GPS technology, place all information collected on a database accessible to all Kaantju people. Heritage sites will be conserved through fencing and the traditional knowledge of the sites will be transmitted to younger people through the Elders.

Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation


Running Creek Indigenous Cultural Survey

The project will survey sites in Running Creek Nature Refuge, Cape York, using video, audio and GPS technology. All information collected will be placed on a database and made accessible to the Lama Lama traditional owners. Training in recording techniques will be provided to young Lama Lama people and elders will transmit traditional knowledge about heritage sites to young people on country. Selected stories will be shared with the general public via short films, videos and a web page.

Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation


Bunya Mountains Assessment fo Aboriginal Cultural Values

This project will record the Indigenuous heritage values of the Bunya Mountains in south-east Queensland.

Burnett Mary Regional Group for NRM Inc


Kuuku I'yu Northern Kaanju Ngaachi Cultural Heritage Project II

The project will protect the cultural heritage of the Kuuku I'yu Northern Kaanju Ngaachi (KINKN) in eastern Cape York by implementing the KINKN Cultural Heritage Conservation Management Plan.

Chuulangun Aboriginal Corporation


Sculptures of the Dreamtime - Connecting Community and Country

This project will create public artworks and interpretative signage which will tell women's Dreamtime Serpent stories of the Mithika, Wangkamardla, and Yarluyandi/ Wangkangurru people, to be installed in Birdsville, Bedourie and Betoota, in south-west Queensland.

Diamantina Shire Council


Dugalunji Cultural Heritage Program: Stage 1

This project will develop a cultural information management system for the traditional country of the Indjalandji-Dhidhanu people, located in north-west Queensland, and will provide training for community members in the use of this system.

Dugalunji Aboriginal Corporation


Eastern Kuku Yalanji Strategic Cultural Heritage Management Plan

The project will develop a strategic plan for the management of cultural heritage across Eastern Kuku Yalanji country in eastern Cape York.

Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation


Mapoon DOGIT Cultural Heritage Management Plan

This project will record elders' knowledge for the identification and assessment of cultural heritage sites and values of the Old Mapoon Mission and other places in the Mapoon Deed of Grant in Trust, Cape York, Queensland, as well as produce a Cultural Heritage Management Plan.

Mapoon Aboriginal Council


Identifying, Recording & Conserving Heritage sites against a Changing Climate

The project will assist Kurtijar and Tagalaka Indigenous groups to identify, record and conserve cultural heritage sites on country.

Northern Gulf Resource Management Group


Heritage survey of the Douglas Track, Quinkan Reserve

This project will fund Laura Rangers to survey the Douglas Track on the Quinkan Reserve on Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, to identify and record rock art sites, and other sites of heritage significance.

South Cape York Catchments


The Mine Island ceremonial stone arrangement management project

This project will comprehensively map kilometres of stone arrangements, midden sites and an ochre quarry on Mine Island, north of Bowen, Qld, and develop a Cultural Heritage Management plan for the island.

University of Southern Queensland

New South Wales

Northern Sydney Bushland Reserve Site Survey

This project will seek to identify previously unrecorded Aboriginal heritage sites in Council reserves and parks in northern Sydney's urban bushland, NSW.

Aboriginal Heritage Office, Northern Region


Baiame's Ngunnhu Hertiage Project

This project will install bilingual interpretive signage and continue the implementation of a Conservation Heritage Management Plan for the National Heritage Listed fish traps located at Brewarrina NSW, including maintaining the riverbank and controlling weed infestation.

Brewarrina Business Cooperative Ltd


Dharriwaa Cultural Values Management 2011-12

The project will undertake conservation works at a selection of places identified in the Dharriwaa Elders Group Cultural Values Register, including recording and identifying sites of significance near Lightning Ridge and Walgett, in northern NSW. The project will also prepare detailed documentation of the Indigenous heritage values of Narran Lakes, Dungalear and the Freedom Rides.

Dharriwaa Elders Group Incorporated

South Australia

Finniss Springs Pastoral Station and Mission Buildings Conservation

This project supports conservation works to a 1922 stone homestead and a station hand's corrugated iron house, located at Finniss Springs Pastoral Station and Mission site in northern South Australia.

Aboriginal Lands Trust (SA)


Apara Springs Fencing

This project will construct a fence to protect the Apara Springs, an important cultural site located in the Anagu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands, north-west SA, which has suffered degradation caused by feral herbivores.

Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara


Witjira National Park Park Cultural Heritage Management Plan

This project will undertake a desk-top study, identify and record places of heritage significance, develop a Cultural Heritage Management Plan, as well as develop a site database and management strategies, including actions to protect sites, for the Witjira National Park in northern SA.

SA Native Title Services Ltd


Tallaringa Conservation Park Cultural Heritage Management Plan

This project will undertake a desk-top study, identify and record places of heritage significance, develop a Cultural Heritage Management Plan, and develop a site database and management strategies, including actions to protect sites, for the Tallaringa Conservation Park in north-west SA

SA Native Title Services Ltd


Lake Condah Aquaculture Conservation Project

This project will develop and implement an assured methodology for the safe removal of trees and vegetation from the traditional stone aquaculture system at Lake Condah in south-west Victoria, referencing the existing Cultural Heritage Management Plan.

Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation


Tyrendarra IPA Traditional Aquaculture Management Planning and Implementation

This project will develop a Cultural Heritage Management Plan for the reestablishment of an appropriate hydrological management regime to promote traditional aquaculture in the Tyrendarra Indigenous Protected Area in south-west Victoria, which is part of the Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape. On-ground conservation works will also be undertaken in accordance with the Cultural Heritage Management Plan.

Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation


Devilbend Natural Feature Reserve - Conservation of Aboriginal Cultural Places

This project will undertake conservation works at four Aboriginal cultural sites in the Devilbend Nature Features Reserve, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, as recommended in the Draft Cultural Heritage Management Plan. The works will include the provision of protective fencing, covering sites with geotextile fabric, overlaying with soil and agreed planting, to slow erosion of these sites.

Parks Victoria


In perpetuity protection of a culturally significant area at Neds Corner Station

This project will install fencing around a 600 hectare area within Neds Corner, in north-western Victoria, which contains many culturally significant sites, including middens, hearths, stone tools and other cultural objects. The fencing will protect these sites from a variety of threats, including rabbits, kangaroos, wind erosion, and pedestrian and vehicular traffic, and allow re-establishment of native vegetation.

Trust for Nature (Victoria)

Western Australia

Kuju Wangka (One Voice) for the Canning Stock Route

This project will enable traditional owners of the Canning Stock Route in Western Australia, to finalise a draft plan of management for the stock route and to implement the key recommendations of the Australian National University's Australian Research Council Linkage Canning Stock Route Project, to protect the stock route's important cultural heritage values.

Central Desert Native Title Services Limited


Wongatha Keeping Place

This project will enable the Wongatha elders to establish a keeping place for sacred objects at Morapoi Station in the Goldfields region of WA.

Goldfields Land and Sea Council Aboriginal Corporation


Honouring Indigenous War Graves

This project will place headstones on the unmarked graves of 14 Indigenous veterans in WA and conduct ceremonies to acknowledge and honour their contribution to Australia in time of war.

Honouring Indigenous War Graves Inc.


Northern Spinifex Heritage Project

The Spinifex elders and youth will undertake bush trips to significant sites in Northern Spinifex country, east of Laverton in WA, to document the sites, record and pass on traditional cultural knowledge, and plan for future conservation and management.

Ilkurlka Aboriginal Corporation


Helicopter Surveys of Martu Dreaming Sites

The project will map and document significant sites along the major Martu dreaming track of the Ngayurnangalku, which focuses on Kumpupirntily (Lake Disappointment) but travels a long distance through Martu country in the east Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Kalyuku Ninti-Puntuku Ngurra Ltd


Kalyuku Ninti (Knowledge of Waterholes)

This project will enable Martu elders to take young adults to visit significant sites in remote desert country in the Eastern Pilbara of WA for the intergenerational transfer of critical cultural knowledge. The location and cultural heritage values of the sites will be recorded to assist with conservation planning and management.

Kalyuku Ninti-Puntuku Ngurra Ltd


Kimberley Cultural Heritage Database

This project will develop a cultural heritage database to record and share Kimberley traditional owner's country and heritage stories. The database will assist with future cultural heritage management planning.

Kimberely Land Council


Conserving the dreaming tracks of the area North West of Warburton, WA

This project will assist the traditional owners to map four significant dreaming tracks in an area north-west of Warburton in central WA. The significant sites along the tracks will be recorded and maintained, and the related stories and cultural responsibilities passed on to younger community members. The recorded data will assist with the protection and management of the sites.

Ngaanyatjarra Council Aboriginal Corporation


Spinifex Heritage Project

The Spinifex Heritage Project will assist elders to document, record and transmit traditional Spinifex knowledge relating to significant sites in the southern part of the Spinifex Native Title Claim Area, east of Laverton, WA.

Pila Nguru Aboriginal Corporation