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“Nari Nari is an evolving concept. Our organisation adapts and flows like our river towards better management of natural resources, and the inclusion of Aboriginal people and culture in land management”
Ian Woods – Chairperson
Nari Nari Tribal Council (NNTC) was formed in 2000 by a group of Aboriginal people interested in the protection of both Indigenous culture and history, and the environment. The groups name is taken from the Aboriginal nation which originally inhabited the area, and who were documented by explorer Charles Sturt as being a peaceful and skilled group of sustainable hunters and fishers.
Nari Nari Tribal Council took control of Toogimbie, Glenhope / Lorenzo Stations in February 2000, after purchase by the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC). Prior to this, since the introduction of farming in the Hay area in the late 1800s, both properties had been used exclusively for pastoral /agricultural purposes. Numerous Aboriginal burial and camp sites are recorded throughout our country and since taking ownership in 2000 these have been protected as part of the overall rehabilitation of our country. The Council operates as a not-for-profit indigenous organisation, incorporated under the Incorporation Act, and has adopted the Model Rules for incorporated bodies, with additional specific functions.
The Nari Nari Tribal Council partners with organisations on a variety of projects, and as a not-for-profit organisation we restrict the use of project funding to activities that directly benefit restoration of the ecosystems, sustainable use and Indigenous connection to the project areas.
Please note: Grants may be called for from time to time, however funding is not permitted to be used for administrative overheads or fees not directly benefitting the project.
Situated north of the famous Hay Plain, the Toogimbie landscape includes flat former pasture lands contrasting with eucalypt-lined creeks and waterways, and a nearby floodplain. The traditional life of the Nari Nari people revolves around Toogimbie’s wetlands, which are home to the totem animal, the Goanna, and traditional medicines.
Much of the cultural history of the local Indigenous people was lost upon assimilation into European society. IPA activities are protecting the scarred trees, campsites and burial mounds found on Toogimbie, as well as helping reconnect the people to their land. Toogimbie IPA represents both a visual and spiritual link between the health of the land, its water systems and its people.
The local ecosystem and wildlife habitats have been affected by former farming practices, and by timbercutting along waterways. As a result, the Toogimbie wetlands are environmentally degraded and fragile, and are the main focus of land management activities. Managed intervention by the Tribal Council supports the recovery of the land, and is helping to ensure a sustainable future for both the Nari Nari and their environment.
Nari Nari Tribal Council aims to become an example of culture and heritage protection and enhancement, environmental awareness and reconciliation, and sets itself to be a respected and revered organisation within both the Aboriginal and wider community. NNTC believes the works being undertaken are of regional, national and international significance.
NNTC plans to improve upon the resources that are held by the organisation, for the betterment of members of the community.
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2001 CONSERVATION IN THE RIVERINA; AN INTEGRATED APPROACH ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST
2002 TOOGIMBIE REVEGETATION
2002 TOOGIMBIE IPA
2002 GRANT OF CHATTELS – SKID STEER
2003 TOOGIMBIE RIVERBANK STABILISATION
2003 TOOGIMBIE GREEN CORPS RESTORATION
2003 ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION & COMMUNITY ADVANCEMENT PROJECT
2003 TOOGIMBIE WETLANDS REVEGETATION
2003 NNTC WATER DELIVERY
2003 TOOGIMBIE HOMESTEAD
2004 NARINARI INTERPRETATIVE WALKING TRAIL
2004 GLENHOPE GOOD WORKS PROJECT
2004 TOOGIMBIE WETLAND REHABILITATION
2004 TOOGIMBIE IPA
2004 NNTC REVEGETATION PROJECT
2005 TOOGIMBIE RIVERBANK STABILISATION
2005 TOOGIMBIE REVEGETATION
2005 REGENERATION OF NARI COUNTRY – STAGE 1
2005 TOOGIMBIE IPA
2006 RIVERBANK & EMPLOYMENT
2006 NNTC WATER EFFICIENCY
2006 GRANT OF CHATTELS – TRACTOR
2006 GLENHOPE REVEGETATION PROJECT
2006 TOOGIMBIE IPA
2006 SEEDBALL TRIAL & WETLAND REVEGETATION
2007 NARINARI MURAL PROJECT
REGIONAL ARTS NSW
2007 TOOGIMBIE IPA
2007 TOOGIMBIE CULTURAL CAMP
2008 TOOGIMBIE IPA RIVERBANK REHABILITATION
2008 TOOGIMBIE IPA
2009 TOOGIMBIE IPA ENCLOSED PIPING PROJECT
2009 TOOGIMBIE IPA
2009 TOOGIMBIE RANGER PROJECT
2010 TOOGIMBIE IPA PROJECT
2010 ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST
CARING FOR COUNTRY
2010 TOOGIMBIE RANGER PROJECT
2011 TOOGIMIE IPA PROJECT
2011 TOOGIMBIE RANGER PROJECT
2011 WETLANDS MONITORING
CARING FOR COURNTRY
2011 TOOGIMBIE BURIAL SITE PROJECT
2011 TOOGIMBIE BURIAL SITE PROJECT
2012 TOOGIMBIE IPA PROJECTS
2012 TOOGIMBIE RANGER PROJECT
2012 TOOGIMBIE CULTURAL AREA & BOX COMMUNITY RESTORATION
2013 TOOGIMBIE FIRESTICK PROJECT
COMMUNITY ACTION GRANT
2013 TOOGIMBIE IPA PROJECT
2014 TOOGIMBIE IPA PROJECT
2015 TOOGIMBIE IPA PROJECT
2016 ABORIGINAL PLACES PROJECT
NSW HERITAGE OFFICE