Ngarliyarndu Bindirri Aboriginal Corporation
Proud of who we are.
‘Maximum well-being and self-determination for all ngarda Ngarliyarndu in their lifetime’
Ngarliyarndu means ‘the people of the coastal Pilbara’. Bindirri means ‘star’. On behalf of NBAC’s members, NBAC directors carry on a long tradition of the many language groups that have come from the five branches of rivers through to the Ngurin River (Harding River), the Ngarluma people and their ngurra (land) over time to alleviate hardship and live lives of value.
Under the guidance of Ngarluma leadership, the multi-language group board and membership of NBAC reflect the people of the area and respects the cultural authority and leadership inherent in Aboriginal culture and Roebourne town. NBAC’s board includes representation from senior elders and leaders of Ngarluma, Yindjibarndi, Yinhawangka, Banyjima, Marduthunera and Karriyarra nations.
NBAC’s history stretches back to 1970 and a very different time. The men and women of Roebourne came together to tackle issues impacting the Aboriginal people of Roebourne. Since that time, through a tumultuous period of history and many incarnations, including Ieramagardu Gardening (1974), Ngurin CDEP (1982), Ngurin Resources (1986), Robe River Workers (1986), Decca Station (1990), Roebourne Workers Association (1993) and most recently Ngarliyarndi Bindirri Aboriginal Corporation (2000), the organisation has faithfully served and advocated for the people of Roebourne.
Today, NBAC is a not-for-profit, community association that is a Designated Gift Recipient reporting through the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations for a membership of 100 per cent Aboriginal people associated with Roebourne. With exemplary and stable governance, NBAC has stood firm through devastating policy impacts, cyclones, construction booms and busts and the toxic tensions of Native Title negotiation to actively listen to our Membership and deliver practical services in Roebourne.
In accordance with our charter, Ngarliyarndu Bindirri strives to deliver ‘well-being and self-determination for all Aboriginal people associated with Roebourne’ in the coastal Pilbara. NBAC interprets ‘well-being’ as happiness; and ‘self-determination’ as the absence of Government control. Far from dependency on Government or sponsorship, NBAC is a unique community organisation that maintains independence by self-generating the majority of operating capital. Today NBAC is proudly a 97 per cent self-funded social enterprise.
For more information on NBAC, please contact us directly via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08 9185 8888.
The Ngarliyarndu Bindirri Aboriginal Corporation office is located on Roe Street in Roebourne. Our offices also serve as the local Centrelink service agency and the hub for our Red Dirt Driving Academy. NBAC also runs a successful Ways2Work program, the Yirramagardu Crew and was a key organisation in the 6718 Advantage Plan.
Inline with our vision for well-being and self-determination, our work focuses on local opportunities, and solutions, for local people.