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Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang



Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang


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Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang


Edition 333, 22 May - 4 June 2015

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The West Arnhem Wire | 22 May - 4 June 2015 West Arnhem Wire - Fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang 4 The West Arnhem Wire acknowledges the traditional owners of country and their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders, past, present and future. The Wire is the only regular source of news and information in the Kakadu and West Arnhem Land region. More than 650 copies are distributed fortnightly to Jabiru, Warruwi, Minjilang, Maningrida and Gunbalanya. Our electronic edition goes out to more than 600 individual email addresses across West Arnhem Land and the Top End. The Wire accepts advertising from businesses and government organisations. Placement of ads is subject to editorial and Council policy. Our competitive rates start from as little as $60 (including GST). Call 08 8979 9465 today or email wire@westarnhem.nt.gov.au to discuss how we can help you spread your messages around West Arnhem Land. ADVERTISING DEADLINES Bookings: 5pm Monday prior to publication Artwork: 5pm Tuesday prior to publication The Wire is published fortnightly on Fridays. The Wire is published by West Arnhem Regional Council. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those held by the Council or Councillors. West Arnhem Regional Council PO Box 721 JABIRU NT 0886 www.westarnhem.nt.gov.au Call (08) 8979 9465 or email wire@westarnhem.nt.gov.au Wayne Connop Lawyer business is providing legal services in: Administration Law & Appeals work Employment law including work health issues Industrial Relations, Conciliation & Arbitration & Workplace Change Indigenous Land Rights & Native Title Commercial law (property law, Conveyance, contracts) Alternative Dispute Resolution & Mediation Child Protection matters. Independent Child advocate work Trading Hours 8.30 am - 5.00 pm Contact Wayne for any enquiries 0418 852 860 CONNOP BARRISTERS & SOLICITORS Trading hours 8.30 am 5.00 pm Contact Wayne for any enquiries 0418852860 Mental Health legal advice Victims of Crime Compensation Domestic Violence Legal work Civil litigation (debt recovery) Intellectual Property law Workers Compensation Criminal law Family law Mr Nadjowh also worked with Alf Wilson OAM to improve the lives of people living in remote communities around Gunbalanya, Mr Garnarradj said. A lot of hard yakka they did, those two men, he said. In the 1950s and 60s they would travel to and from Darwin in an old truck to deliver rood and supplies. On the way back, sometimes they would have trouble getting bogged, and would walk a long way. From the 1950s to 1980s, Mr Nadjowh assisted church missionary societies in Oenpelli and Goomadeer, working as a point of contact between Indigenous people and missionary workers. He was a ceremony man, through painting and the visual arts, but he was also a church leader, ordained to hold communion and funeral services. Mr Garnarradj, who nominated Mr Nadjowh for the award, said it had been a privilege and great honour to be MC at the event. The families and relatives of old Timothy have been looking forward to it for quite some time, he said. I would like to thank Shane and the directors at Gunbalanya Meat Supply for contributing to the barbecue, and West Arnhem Regional Council staff Chrissie Nichols, Sharna Cropley and Greg Sheldon for helping to stage the event. I would also like to thank Chief Executive Officer Brian Hylands for his attendance. He said Mr Nadjowh was the second Indigenous person from the Gunbalanya community to receive an Order of Australia Medal, following on from Mr Wamud Nadadayal Nadjamerrek from Gubulwarnemyo outstation. gUnbaLanYa ELdEr honoUrEd Gunbalanyas Timothy Nadjowh OAM. Repairs to underground power are underway in Jabiru after a lightning strike burnt out wiring in the area. << FROM FRONT PAGE RESIDENTS in Jabiru may have noticed a lot of hands on deck along Civic Drive recently. PowerWater technicians are currently working to restore power to streetlights after a lightning strike burnt out underground wiring a few months ago. Streetlights affected include those along Jabiru Drive at the entrance to town; an area at the bottom of town near the Jabiru Golf Club; and several lights along Civic Drive. The replacement of a new electrical cable will be part of a upcoming major infrastructure rebuild expected to commence in early June, in conjunction with the allocation of funding from the Jabiru Town Development Authority. MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHTS WORK