Country, Culture, People, Future

Victor Mourambine

YMAC Director Featured on ABC Midwest

Posted: June 1st, 2017

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Victor Mourambine, Yamatji Member for the YMAC Board of Directors, was recently featured on ABC TV in the Midwest and Wheatbelt region.

Victor and his granddaughter Telisha Riley discussed having to apply for Australian Citizenship following the referendum for Aboriginal rights in 1967.

You can watch the video of their interview on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/abcmidwestandwheatbelt/videos/10155155761460985/

Victor and Telisha’s story is part of a free exhibition on display at the Museum of Geraldton. Right Wrongs: ’67 Referendum – WA 50 years on is open from 28 May to 3 September 2017.

YMAC wins Pinnacle Award for Aboriginal Leadership

Posted: November 29th, 2013

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Winners of the the inaugural AIM WA/WestBusiness Pinnacle Awards. Photo: West Australian

Winners of the the inaugural AIM WA/WestBusiness Pinnacle Awards. Photo: The West Australian

YMAC Co-Chairs Mrs Doris Eaton and Mr Victor Mourambine with His Excellency Malcolm McCusker. Photo: The West Australian

YMAC Co-Chairs Mrs Doris Eaton and Mr Victor Mourambine with His Excellency Malcolm McCusker.
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The Western Australian business community last night recognised Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation  in the area of Aboriginal Leadership Development Excellence at the inaugural AIM WA/WestBusiness Pinnacle Awards.

More than 600 guests, including Premier Colin Barnett and Governor Malcolm McCusker, attended Crown Perth last night with Co-Chairpersons Mrs Doris Eaton and Mr Victor Mourambine accepting on behalf of YMAC.

Mrs Eaton said, “I want to recognise the hard work and the journey of Traditional Owners, particularly the leadership of the Yamatji and Pilbara Regional Committees and Board of Directors. I also acknowledge the Noongar people, on whose country we have received this award.”

For more about the award, click here

YMAC News issue 22 now available for download

Posted: October 24th, 2013

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YMAC News issue 22 FRONT COVER

The latest issue of YMAC News is now available for download!

Our cover story is all about the Federal Court’s decision to recognise the Banjima people’s native title rights, and includes lots of photos of Banjima community members who attended the Court Hearing.

There are also photos from preservation evidence hearings for the Kariyarra and Jurruru claims. These hearings gave elders the chance to make sure the Federal Court could record their knowledge, and represent significant progress on both of these claims.

You can also read about a scholarship for Yugunga-Nya students, a visit by some of the Yamatji Committee members to the Western Desert, and the new book by author and elder Clarrie Cameron. There is also an update from YMAC’s policy officer Christina Colegate about the Federal Government’s Review of Native Title Organisations.

Click here to download YMAC News Issue 22, or browse earlier issues here.

Download YMAC News Issue 21

Posted: June 21st, 2013

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The latest issue of YMAC News is now available for download!

It features a cover story about YMAC’s work with Yamatji and Pilbara Traditional Owners to digitally record their stories on film for the Indigenous Community Stories initiative. There is news about mining agreements made between the Yugunga-Nya people and Ventnor Resources; the Yinhawangka people, Rio Tinto and Dragon Energy; as well as Badimia and Top Iron.

You can also read about the proposed Nyangumarta Warrarn Indigenous Project Area (IPA) and the collection of the Nyangumarta people’s knowledge and stories, facts on Preservation evidence, and the management of traditional country.

There is also information on YMAC’s Community Liaison Officers, YMAC Directors, and new Co-Chair of the Board, Mr Victor Mourambine.

Click here to download YMAC News Issue 21 from our website, or browse earlier issues here.

We hope you enjoy this issue of YMAC news.

YMAC welcomes newly elected Yamatji Chairperson: Mr Victor Mourambine

Posted: May 30th, 2013

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YMAC would like to welcome Mr Victor Mourambine, who has recently been elected as the new Yamatji Chairperson to our Board of Directors.

Victor is a Wajarri man from Northampton who has very deep ties to the region, and is grateful for the opportunities he has had to help his people.

He has a long history of working with the Aboriginal community, on the Commission of Elders at state and regional level, and through the Department of Justice helping prisoners. His work with Aboriginal prisoners earned him the Order of Australia.

Victor’s work in native title is motivated by a desire to gain recognition for traditional owners. He wants to carry on the fight of elders who have passed before they were able to gain legal recognition of their country and culture.

To learn more about Victor’s life and experiences of native title in Australia, please see the video below.

Native Title Stories: Victor Mourambine

Posted: September 6th, 2012

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Watch Yamatji committee member Victor Mourambine reflect on his experiences of native title in Austalia.

This is the fourth in a series of interviews with our committee and board members, in which they share their stories of country and culture. See previous interviews with Ben Roberts, Susan Oakley, and Diane Stewart.