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Kailab Wolfgang Moir Palmo Stingah 28/07/2006 - 03/07/2022

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On country, we exercise our Elders’ knowledge to rebuild and heal the significant relationship between Country, Elders and Young People.

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Our Three Branches

As Kulumbirigin Danggalaba we are part of the broader Larrakia/Gulumoerrgin language group, where Darwin, Northern Territory is today.

The Larrakia flag pictured above has inspired the structure our organisation into 3 parts: voice, programs and products.

The flag

"One end is red for the blood of the old people who were shot. The other is red for our blood. In the middle is the banyan tree growing on the jungle fowl's nest at Kulaluk." (Bunji, December Issue 1971).

Billawook Gurinyi Community Centre

Our centre is named after our Kulumbirigin Danggalaba matriachal sisters Dedja Billawook Batcho and Dolly Gurinyi Batcho.

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In 2020, Uprising of the People Limited led Darwin's biggest Blak Lives Matter protest in history with reports of 2,063 people in attendance.

In 2021, we were arrested for standing up in Parliment House against the punitive Northern Territory Youth Justice Legislation.

Today, we work with Elders and local organisations to share our knowledge for better First Nations education, use our voice to advocate for change and provide programs to empty youth detention centres and keep our kids off the streets.

Gulumoerrgin aka Darwin

This map shows our geographic location in the Top End of Australia.

Gulumoerrgin is the Indigenous language for Darwin and the surrounding regions of Cox Peninsula and Gunn Point in the Northern Territory.

Our Stories

The Kulumbirigin Danggalaba are the Traditional Owners and descendants of Traditional Owners of Gulumoerrgin now known as Larrakia Country or Darwin.

In 1973, Dolly Gurinyi Batcho and Victor Williams, along with Bobby Secretary visited our sacred site at Emery Point for the first time since army occupation.

This event took place in the early days of the Land Claim movement that then evolved into Land Rights.

Our Language

Members of the language group, Lorraine Williams, Judith Williams, Maureen Ogden led the development of the Gulumoerrgin (Larrakia) seasonal calendar.

Dalba Larrakia Baby was created by the Larrakia Minbeni Rangers. It’s written in English and Larrakia; one of the local languages spoken in the Darwin region

Video from our CEO - 'Rest as Resistance'