Open Letter to the Community about Wattle Downs

We understand there has been some community concern and public discussion about activities on land at the old Wattle Downs Station. Pleasee see the attached Open Community letter that addresses this issue. Open Letter Wattle Downs publish  As always, any Yawuru community members who have questions about our projects or activity, or would like to know more about our plans, … Read More

NBY Office closure and Communique from Peter Yu

OFFICIAL COMMUNIQUE FROM PETER YU Protecting our community during the Covid-19 Pandemic 24 March 2020 Ngaji gurrjin, As at COB today, NBY offices have officially closed for two (2) weeks and NBY Executive will monitor and reassess this necessity after this period.  We are working hard to transition a majority of staff to working from home arrangements. If you are … Read More

Broome Boat launching facility open for public comment

The proposal for a boat launching facility in Broome is now open for public comment.  The land at Entrance Point is owned by the Port Authority and the Project is managed by the Shire of Broome and the Department of Transport. Native title has been extinguished in that area, but  it is important to Yawuru for the high cultural and … Read More

Expression of Interest for Yawuru Corporate Group CEO

The Board of Directors of Nyamba Buru Yawuru Limited invites Yawuru people from the Broome Region, nationally and internationally to provide an Expression of Interest to apply for the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Yawuru Corporate Group. NBY is a significant and complex commercial company that services the Yawuru Corporate Group based in Broome, Yawuru’s traditional country in … Read More

2019 Yawuru AGM concluded

The 2019 Yawuru PBC Annual General Meeting was concluded on Thursday 4th November. This year’s meeting was particularly significant as it was the first AGM to be held at NBY in our new Liyan-ngan Nyirrwa Cultural Wellbeing Centre.   We thank everyone who joined us for the event and to everyone who cast their vote for the nominees for the role … Read More


The Yawuru Community welcomes the native title determination over the Edarrbur (Rubibi #18) area on Roebuck Plains. The consent determination was made by Justice O’Bryan in the Federal Court in Perth on Monday 4th November. Senior Yawuru members and the Yawuru named applicants to the claim were present on behalf of the Yawuru community of native title holders, including Dean … Read More

Yawuru’s annual reporting in November

The Yawuru PBC Annual General Meeting will be held on 14th November at the Liyan-ngan Nyirrwa Cultural Wellbeing Centre.  All Yawuru members are invited to come along and participate in this important annual event that will showcase the year’s work and achievements by the Yawuru PBC and NBY.   The Annual Report will be available and there will be a video … Read More

Yawuru pays respect to Mrs Djiagween

It is with great sadness that Yawuru acknowledges the passing of our senior and beloved Yawuru/Jabirr Jabirr elder Mrs Djiagween on Friday 23rd August in Perth. NBY CEO Peter Yu said “She was an exceptional woman in all senses of the word, in her dignity, kindness and generosity. Her love of her country and culture and the time she spent passing … Read More

Yawuru pays respect to Mrs Lawford-Wolf

MEDIA RELEASE: On behalf of the Yawuru community, the Yawuru PBC and NBY we wish to pay our respects to the late Mrs Lawford-Wolf. Mrs Lawford Wolf, a Gooniyandi woman, was born at Christmas Creek Station in the Kimberley, and was a legendary performer.  She was a strong Kimberley woman with ties throughout the region and across the globe and … Read More

NBY hosts a Language Party

On the opening night of the 2019 Corrugated Lines Festival of Words, bring a picnic and join the relaxed ‘language party’ atmosphere at NBY. For the UN Year of Indigenous Languages, our storytellers will share entertaining and revealing tales from the Kimberley and all over the world in their mother tongue.   Our storytellers will celebrate and share their traditional language … Read More