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NGADJU PEOPLE
ARRIVED
0 BC
(CIRCA)

ARRIVAL OF FIRST
EUROPEANS
0 AD
(CIRCA)

NATIVE TITLE RIGHTS DETERMINED
2014
21 November

NGADJU PBC FULLY INDEPENDENT MEMBERS
0
in 2020

NGADJU PEOPLE
ARRIVED
0 BC
(CIRCA)
ARRIVAL OF FIRST
EUROPEANS
0 AD
(CIRCA)
NATIVE TITLE RIGHTS DETERMINED
2014
21 November
NGADJU PBC FULLY INDEPENDENT MEMBERS
0
in 2017
 
Man Mountain

Welcome to Ngadju Native Title Aboriginal Corporation (NNTAC)

The Federal Court of Australia granted native title to the Ngadju people on 21st November 2014. The Ngadju people’s traditional ownership of 102,000 km2 of land surrounding the town of Norseman was recognised, including exclusive native title rights to 41,300 km2, which is the highest form of native title that can be granted.

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Our Country



 

Our Country

Ngadju country expands the pristine Woodland forests between Kalgoorlie and Esperance. Known for its extensive biodiversity, there are numerous species of Flora and Fauna of international significance.

The Ngadju people have lived on this land for perhaps as long as 50,000 years, living a simple lifestyle as hunter gatherers.

Like most tribal groups, the Ngadju people developed their own language and were proud of their important role as the carers and custodians of their land.

Being spiritual people, they practiced sacred ceremonies and dances, many sites of significance remain important places for men and women to connect to country today.

The Ngadju Native Title determination area extends in the South-East of Western Australia covering an area in excess of 120,000 square miles (covering an area greater than the United Kingdom).


Map of Ngadju Country in Western Australia

Employment

Expression of Interest
Ngadju Heritage Survey Workers

CASUAL HERITAGE SURVEY WORKERS POOL

Eligibility to Apply:  Open to all Ngadju Native Title Aboriginal Corporation Members with suitable historical and cultural knowledge of Ngadju Native Title Land.

Please Note:

  • Participants must be 18 years or older to qualify for Heritage Surveys.
  • This work is casual and rotational, which means the same team may not be engaged for every survey and team members may change
  • The work can be arduous and often crosses difficult terrain; therefore, you will be required to have a good level of physical fitness

To be considered for selection for survey work, you must complete the following employment forms:

  • Casual Employment Contract
  • Employee Checklist Form
  • Personal details form (full name, including date of birth, address, bank account details, tax file number, next of kin and contact information
  • Superannuation -nominated fund form
  • Tax File Declaration Form

Partial completion of forms – All employment forms are mandatory and must be fully completed. If you need assistance with accessing electronic facilities to complete the forms or are unsure of the information required, please contact Ms Anna Taite, NNTAC Heritage Manager who will help you with this.

Introduction of Health & Safety Processes & Procedures

As a result of NNTAC now managing the provision of heritage services, a number of changes have been made to improve the operation of the service and the safety of staff and workers.  Any questions regarding these processes should be directed to Ms Anna Taite, NNTAC Heritage Manager.

  1. Mandatory Drug Testing

The Corporation will arrange, at its own cost, mandatory alcohol and drug testing for survey workers prior to workers being engaged to undertake the Heritage Survey work.

  1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Ngadju Survey Workers will be required to arrange their own PPE for use at every survey. PPE includes: Boots and high visibility shirts. These items will be purchased at the Survey Worker’s expense and will remain the property of the individual. However, the Corporation may assist with the initial purchase and deduct the costs from the participant’s Survey Payment

Job Related Enquiries: Enquires are encouraged and should be directed to Anna Taite, NNTAC Heritage Manager at heritage@nntac.org.au

Please note: The selection process may not necessarily include the conduct of interviews.

FORMS:

NEW NNTAC HERITAGE EMPLOYEE DETAILS FORM 

Please click the link above for the NNTAC Heritage Employee Details Form.

NNTAC Employee Checklist Form

Please Click on the Link above for the NNTAC Employee Checklist Form.

Tax File Declaration Form

Please Click On the Link above for the Tax File Declaration Form.

Superannuation Form

Please Click on the Link above for the Superannuation Form.

 

The Ngadju Native Title Aboriginal Corporation is committed to ensuring that Ngadju people are given the best possible opportunities to gain meaningful employment.

This is achieved within the corporation, further afield and integral with the many companies with whom we seek compensation agreements.

The Ngadju Benefits Management System (BMS) provides up to $750,000 annually to Ngadju people to assist them in this regard.

 
Job Vacancies 

Vocational Training and Employment Opportunities

Are you looking to work within the Mining Industry? Read below to find out more information.

Llewellyn Lottering works for Trinity Mining and Supplies and is based in Esperance, they also have a contact in Perth.

He is keen to source Aboriginal people who are keen to work within the mining industry. Goldfields or Perth based. Trinity Group provide Labour Hire to various businesses across the mining industry.

His contact details are :

Llewellyn Lottering

PHONE: 0406 557 212

EMAIL: llewellyn@trinitymsas.com.au

Unit 1 / 30 Norseman Road Esperance  6450

Weblink: http://www.trinitymsas.com.au/  

Llew mentioned they also feed labour hire into the upcoming Metronet rail link contract in Perth.

If you know of any family or friends who are looking for work please have them register online.

Below is a screen grab of the types of roles they try to fill.

This year, the IMW Australia takes place in Melbourne, Victoria from the 20th – 23rd July 2020. 

The goal of the Indigenous Mapping Workshop is to build the capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia to use mapping tools to monitor their lands and tell their stories of connection with the land.

 This year, our workshop will run for four days and attendees should expect to see more training options, different software vendors and a longer event with additional knowledge sharing opportunities.

We are pleased to have capability sponsors this year, their support ensures that IMW attendees can learn about using mapping tools to collect, host, visualise, share and publish map data. You have to apply to attend.

How do I apply?

The Indigenous Mapping Workshop is application only, fill out the form on our website to enter into the application process. We want to see why you’re interested in joining us this year!

Please apply through the website: imwaustralia.com

Have a browse through their website to find more information.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on your email after you apply, we will be running some virtual lessons ahead of the IMW 2020 to get you all back up to speed!

We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne!

Kind regards,

Andrew Dowding
Managing Director
Winyama

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Heritage and Culture

The traditional owners of the land, the Ngadju people, have a responsibility to care for their country and to preserve their significant heritage and culture under the Native Title Act. The Ngadju Native Title Aboriginal Corporation (NNTAC) is the Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) that is responsible for upholding and managing these objectives, and acts as the legal entity which conducts the affairs of the Ngadju Native Title Holders.

The PBC liaises and negotiates agreements with all government departments, mining companies, explorers, local government, property developers and various businesses that may want to conduct activity on Ngadju land. This process involves the engagement of the PBC Board of Directors who represent the various family groups for the negotiation process. Any agreement that would significantly impact on Native Title Rights (such as extinguishment) must be taken to the full Ngadju community for ratification.

These agreements must ensure that Ngadju Native Title Rights, Heritage, Culture and Environment rights are protected while accommodating the rights of tenement holders and stakeholders on Ngadju country.

For anyone intending to conduct any activity on Ngadju Land, you must contact the PBC at its Perth office so the necessary arrangements can be actioned.  These actions include heritage surveys (including anthropological, ethnographical and archaeological) which must comply with the Aboriginal Heritage Act (WA).

Future Acts

The Ngadju Native Title Aboriginal Corporation provides legal representation to the Board of Directors and Ngadju community on Future Act Matters as necessary.

A Future Act is a term used in the Native Title Act 1993 to describe a proposed activity that may affect Native Title. Future Acts give the Ngadju Directors and broader community the right to be informed and consulted about development activities that may impact Ngadju country.

It is essential that any agency, company or individual contact the PBC if any of their proposed developments involve ground breaking disturbances.  As a courtesy, anyone wanting to carry out any function on country must advise the PBC.

Heritage Protocols

Heritage is one of the many functions provided by the PBC. We are regularly advising mining and government bodies on set procedures for managing heritage compliance across Ngadju country.

If for any reason the PBC was not engaged and a section 18 (application to disturb an Aboriginal Site) is applied for, the ACMC may not approve the application.

Heritage Survey Methodology

There are numerous Heritage Survey Methodologies that can be designed specifically for any particular purpose.

Importantly at the outset, Costs Agreements and methodologies need to be determined early to ensure that they are cost effective and efficient.

Methodologies include:

  1. Desktop Survey

  2. Work Program Clearance Survey

  3. Work Area Clearance Survey

  4. Site Avoidance Survey

  5. Site Identification Survey

  6. Cultural Significance Survey

  7. Biodiversity Survey

  8. A comprehensive heritage survey would include anthropological, ethnographical and archaeological components which must comply with the Aboriginal Heritage Act (WA).

Thank You