Yawuru

Name: 
Nyamba Buru Yawuru Pty Ltd
Type: 
PBC

The work I was tasked to do was very multifaceted and allowed me to work directly with Community Development Unit coordinators and staff to learn about and reflect upon their operations, objectives and strategies. I was able to gain an insight into the various layers of work done by native title bodies such as Yawuru. This has provided me with a useful oversight into the very interdisciplinary Indigenous community sector and I will certainly refer back to these experiences in my future work.

Clare Harrison, Yawuru

Undertaking an internship at a company owned and operated by native title holders allowed me to appreciate the ongoing commitment and drive that is required to manage native title interests once the Court has made its orders.

Alexandra Vaughan, Yawuru

After five years of law school, the ‘cultural framework’ project I worked on drew upon and developed skills I had rarely used or did not know I had, but demonstrated how crucial culture and community are to these organisations and the efficacy of native title. 

Peerce McManus, Yawuru

Over the 6 weeks that I worked, I have been challenged to act for the greater good in the face of some powerful and very moving human stories. I was the happiest I have ever been during my time in Broome, made some of the best friends I have had in my life, and will continue to keep in contact with the tight knit community that adopted me with open arms during my stay. I expect I will someday return.

Peter Shearman, Yawuru

It has been a life changing process that has inspired me to be passionate about achieving justice where it is shortcoming and reshaped my sense of Australian identity.

Peter Shearman, Yawuru

The experience of going out on-country and learning from Yawuru people about the importance of keeping traditional knowledge, skill and language alive, was truly priceless

Kate Bonser, Yawuru

It has been a life changing process that has inspired me to be passionate about achieving justice where it is shortcoming and reshaped my sense of Australian identity.

Peter Shearman, Yawuru

This internship has been incredibly insightful and humbling. I have learned so much just through witnessing and living in this space. I feel what I have gained is an incredible depth of knowledge of some of the issues facing Aboriginal groups in Australia yet I recognise I have only scratched the surface.

Peerce McManus, Yawuru

I thank Aurora for helping me get to Broome for what has been a life-changing experience and one that I can absolutely never forget.

Bronya Fraser-Hills, Yawuru

The Program allowed for an in-the-thick-of-it daily and diverse understanding of how traditional culture meets the modern landscape and how a Court determination of native title interests plays out in practice.

Alexandra Vaughan, Yawuru

This placement in Broome allowed me to undergo a lot of important reflection time. It's easy at times to become somewhat disenchanted throughout a Law degree when your interests and passions are distinct from the mainstream commercial/corporate pursuits, and I feel I've been re-energised and my passion for the law (and its capacity) renewed.

Bronya Fraser-Hills, Yawuru

As part of the work which I undertook at Nyamba Buru Yawuru, I had the opportunity to begin learning about Yawuru cultural beliefs, and I considered this to be a great privilege. It was a steep learning curve, but an extremely rewarding experience, and of direct relevance to the legal work I was undertaking.

Daniel Gregoric, Yawuru

The best aspects of the internship program is the experience that I got out of it at the end; being exposed to a new environment, new people and a new field. It was both challenging and rewarding.

Allison Warrior, Yawuru

I have been able to meet a range of people, from academics to planning experts that have provided me a well-rounded overview of what is means to be a legally recognised native title holder, particularly in the context of local planning and development. I am walking away from this internship with a refreshed sense of how planning can work, beyond the prescriptive parameters we normally learn about at university.

Corina de Araujo, Yawuru

My internship was much more than interesting work. It was the best time of my life to date and I have never been happier than I was in Broome. It profoundly changed my values and perspective on life I think it has changed me as a person to a significant degree. I will look back on my experience many years from now and continue to recognise its impact on the course of my life.

Peter Shearman, Yawuru

The most rewarding aspects of my placement were those associated with simply being a part of the NBY organisation for a short time. The opportunity to begin learning about the Yawuru culture through my work and through conversation was a real privilege for which I am very grateful.

Daniel Gregoric, Yawuru