Welcome to BAWAMARRA!

Yiradhu marang! This is our way to share news and communicate with each other within the First Nations community so we can work together.

Check out the latest First Nations news, opportunities and activities happening on Wiradyuri Country below.

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Mawang Gaway

In addition to this page, Mawang Gaway is the group was founded by Aunty Isabel Reid.

Mawang Gaway in Wiradjuri/Wiradyuri language means "all together, come here".

These meetings are currently co-chaired by Aunty Cheryl Penrith, Aunty Mary Atkinson, and Aunty Jackie Ingram and Uncle James Ingram.

If you are an organisation that would like to be added to the Mawang Gaway agenda please contact Bernard Higgins at wwmawanggaway@gmail.com

Aboriginal Interagency Group (WWAI)

This meeting is held on the first Wednesday of every month from 10am -12pm.

It is an information sharing meeting for Aboriginal service providers within Wagga Wagga and for non Indigenous people in roles that work closely with the Aboriginal community.

Wagga Wagga City Council's Aboriginal Community Development Officer attends this meeting however if you would like to present an item to the meeting or be added to the WWAI mailing list, you will need to the chairpersons/secretary via the below email.

Contact details:

Co-chaired by Maxine Honeysett and Rosie Powell
Secretary - Michaella Alexander
Email: wagga.aboriginalinteragency@gmail.com


Acknowledgement of Country

Wagga Wagga City Council yali gulbali-yanhi ngurambang Wiradyuri.
Walumaldhaany-galang bala mayiny Wiradyuri.
Yindyamali-yanhi mudyiganggalang-bu balumbambal-bu balugirbam-bu.
Yindyamali-yanhi bagaraygan ngurambang-guwal-i yandu murunwigigi Wagga Wagga-dha.
Ngiyanhi gulbali-bu yindyamali-bu guwiinyguliyalagu buyaa-bu giilaang-galam-bu.
Ngiyanhi gulbali-bu yindyamali-bu guwiinyguliyalagu dhaagun-bu bila-galam-bu nganha Wiradyuri-giyalang bala burrambin-bu nurranurra-bu.
Gulbali-yanhi Wiradyuri mayiny bagaraygan-guwal-bu bala yarruwala-bu waluwin-bu walanbam-bu dhirrangal-bu.

Wagga Wagga City Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, the Wiradyuri people, and pays respect to Elders past, present and future and extends our respect to all First Nations Peoples in Wagga Wagga.

We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and continuing connection with the land and rivers.

We also recognise the resilience, strength and pride of the Wiradyuri and First Nations communities.

Mandaang guwu (thank you) to Uncle Dr. Stan Grant, Sr. and Dr. John Rudder for all the work they have done in the reclamation of Wiradjuri/Wiradyuri Language.

We acknowledge the use of "A New Wiradjuri Dictionary" and "A Grammar of Wiradjuri Language" in the use of, Wiradjuri/Wiradyuri Language.