Yuwaya Ngarra-li – ‘Vision’.CLD Centre Align

"The Dharriwaa Elders will lead a collaboration with UNSW and other supporters to grow our individual and community strengths and assets. We aim to restore a robust belonging to thriving families, community and country, while making our place in the nation and sharing our learning with other communities". Dharriwaa Elders Group, Walgett.

The purpose of Yuwaya Ngarra-li is for the Dharriwaa Elders Group (DEG) and UNSW to work in partnership to improve the wellbeing, social, built and physical environment and life pathways of Aboriginal people in Walgett through collaborating on evidence-based programs, research projects and capacity building, and to evaluate this model of CommUNIty-Led Development as a way of working with other Aboriginal communities.

Yuwaya Ngarra-li is an initiative that will promote two-way learning between Walgett's Dharriwaa Elders Group and a range of UNSW faculties, with long term academic leadership by ASsoc. Professor Ruth McCausland and keenly supported by the Vice-Chancellor

Warning: Images of deceased persons may appear. Yuwaalaraay / Gamilaraay pronunciation guide.

YN's Peta MacGillivray and Ruth MacGillivray with Eva Lloyd and Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard.

The Yuwaya Ngarrali team was very pleased to meet with Eva Lloyd and Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard from the UNSW Faculty of the Built Environment

in July 2018 to begin discussions about how they might work to support the aims of the partnership. Potential research and student projects were discussed, including the DEG's awareness of the Faculty from facilitating student studios held in Walgett in the early 2000s under the leadership of Catherine De Lorenzo.