Our aim

After discussions with Ngarabal and Kwiambal Elders the Severn River, Ngarabal and Kwiambal Aboriginal Corporation began in December 2019.

The Corporation aims to:

1. Advance, maintain, preserve and protect the Ngarabal and Kwiambal and law, culture and heritage.

2. Advance, maintain, preserve, conserve and protect the sovereignty and self-determination of the Ngarabal and Kwiambal people’s homelands on the Severn River and its catchment particularly Frasers Creek, Marlow Hill and its surrounding area; Deepwater, Edgerton, Pindaroi, Mole River and Nucoorilma Aboriginal Mission stations; the Beardy Plains and the border rivers and catchment areas in New South Wales and Queensland.

3. Advance the culture and heritage for the purposes of promoting and fostering culture, and caring for, preserving and protecting Ngarabal and Kwiambal

4. Promoting reconciliation, mutual respect and tolerance between the Ngarabal and Kwiambal and non-Indigenous Australians.

5. Acquisition of property, including land and housing for the Ngarabal and Kwiambal people to advance their social welfare.

6. Enhancing the natural environment of the Severn River, Ngarabal and Kwiambal lands and their border Rivers by undertaking projects to improve the cleanliness of rivers, lakes and man-made waterways which contribute water to rivers and lakes, in order to protect the habitat of native fish species and other species that rely on Australia’s waterways, replanting Indigenous species of flora and fauna and eradicate not Indigenous species.

7. Advocate for the health of the Severn River and its border rivers and the lands of the Ngarabal and Kwiambal.

8. Employment, education and training for Ngarabal and Kwiambal people to advance social welfare.

9. Research of the Ngarabal and Kwiambal homelands and people’s who are traumatised by the stolen generations. 10.To operate and maintain a gift fund to be known as the ‘The Severn River, Ngarabal and Kwiambal Aboriginal Corporation Gift Fund’ in accordance with the requirements of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

(Note: Ngarabal is also spelt Ngoorabul, Ngarrabul, Narbul, Marbul). (Note: Kwiambal is also spelt Queenbul, Quienumble, Queenbulla, Kweembul) A brief description of the project mission