WELCOME TO BREWARINNA
The land in and around Brewarrina has played an integral role in Australia's history. The local fish traps are argued to be the oldest surviving human structure in the world, whilst in contrast 'Bre' was the location of the nations first aboriginal mission. The fish traps represented unity as aboriginal ancestors from all around gathered to meet and share natures harvest. The mission however has been torn to the ground for white mans role in the stolen generation and the unspeakable attrocities he carried out within those walls.
The impact of dispossession, colonisation and institutional racism remains evident in Brewarrina as it does in other aboriginal communities today. In pursuit of social justice the council aims to support the local aboriginal community as it seeks the right to a distinct status and culture, the right to self determination, and the right to land. Support us as we address issues created by the wrongs in our past.
Member meetings of the Brewarrina LALC are held every two to three months. Please contact the CEO via the details below to find out the next meeting date.
Irene Peachey: Phone: (02) 6839 2273 0450 223 042
SDFTo be eligible for a confirmation of Aboriginality from Brewarrina LALC, applicants must meet the qualification criteria as detailed in the Aboriginal Land Rights Act. This states that the applicant must:
want to be identified as a person of Aboriginal decent.
present documentation identifying their family's Aboriginal descent.
be accepted by their local Aboriginal community as a person of Aboriginal descent.
Applications are presented at members meetings held every 2-3 months. If passed, a confirmation of Aboriginality can be provided. To apply simply complete the application form below and email or post it to our office (details in footer).
If you are not known and accepted our community as a person of Aboriginal descent our members would encourage you to attend 3 future meetings to reconnect to community.
NEXT LALC MEETING
CONFIRMATION OF ABORIGINALITY
STAN GRANT SPEACH GOES VIRAL
Stan Grant addressed an audience in Sydney on the impact of colonisation and discrimination as part of the IQ2 debate series held by The Ethics Centre. The video has since gone viral on social media around the world.
FUNERAL FUND AND TRANSPORT
SDFThe Community Benefits Scheme / Funeral Fund has two grant types available. These are (1) Members of the former Funeral Insurance Fund, prior to 1994, who are eligible for a grant of up to $5000 and (2) Aboriginal persons who are not members of the former Funeral Insurance Fund are eligible for a grant of up to $1000 .
CLICK HERE for full details and claim form.
Transport services are available for members of the Aboriginal community travelling to funerals. This includes free public transport or can include fuel discounts for groups travelling privately.
CLICK HERE for more information about transport claim process. To speak to someone in person contact their hotline on 1300 361 787 as detailed on the form.