2018 Territory Tidy Towns Award – YAGBANI ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

Congratulations on YAGBANI ABORIGINAL CORPORATION on winning the following Awards for the 2018 National Territory Tidy Towns program:

  • Culture & Heritage

The Yagbani Aboriginal Corporation (in Warruwi) has passionately worked as a valued ‘Key Stakeholder’ to help create and achieve a better quality of traditional life in their community.

They have made readily available,  seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables crops for residents,  and are continually encouraging local traditional Arts and Crafts pieces for their Art centre.

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The Yagbani Aboriginal Corporation strategies and initiatives, includes future preservation and growth of its people and culture, and it’s great to see,  that their Art Centre,  is being constantly and proudly filled,   with local residents traditional paintings and various different types of traditional crafts.

As an Aboriginal Corporation, they have created initiatives that are designed to address the ‘ongoing preservation of cultural’, displaying where appropriate their cultural significance, and culturally celebrating traditions and events.

The Corporation shares information and have a very positive social benefit by making their traditional Indigenous cultural knowledge more readily available and on display to the broader community and visitors.

Yagbani Aboriginal Corporation are being recognised and acknowledged for their efforts,   to preserve and further compliment the established local Indigenous cultural knowledge in Warruwi,  for current and future generations to come  –  cultural preservation through community beautification, enterprise and growth, with proud Indigenous culture and heritage leadership.

Yagbani in Oyster Business

The community-owned Yagbani Aboriginal Corporation on South Goulburn Island is interested in oyster cultivation as a culturally appropriate, sustainable economic opportunity from the land and the sea under their custodianship. The initiative taken by the Corporation could become the first non-government economic enterprise on the island. Through commercial oyster farming of black-lip oysters, the Corporation is hoping that its previous years of efforts, trials and work,   will kickstart a large commercial industry for Warruwi,  providing additional employment opportunities.

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Congratulations to the Yagbani Aboriginal Corporation,  staff and members.