Gabalidi Garngoo Association Inc (Gabalidi)
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Gabalidi's governing committee runs and operates its community homelands located on the Lower Eyre Peninsula, between Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay. The property is the largest Aboriginal Homelands in the region, the land was acquired through the Indigenous Lands Corporation (ILC) for the Traditional Owners of the region.
This property is owned by Gabalidi Garngoo Association Inc (previously known as Kuranya Family Association Inc) and governed by its committee, all operations and tenancies go through the governing committee, adherent to policies and procedures. All tenancies are to be approved by the committee.
Access to the property by non registered members and contracting professionals are to seek permission from the committee.
Wellbeing is at the forefront of what we’re working together towards. Our activities are designed to empower community members to reach their goals and fulfil their potential.
- Bringing Them Home (Stolen Generation)
- Employment and Training Opportunities
- Homelands Natural Resources/Land Management
- Affordable Tenancy
- Children Program/Activities
- Community Yard Program
Learn more about the positive impact we have and join us in bringing about positive change within our communities.
Who We Are
A Distinct Identity
Here at Gabalidi, we are driven by a single goal; to bring services together to build the community. Our decision making as a collective can identify resources to close the gap. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact. We are descendants of Barngarla, Nauo and Wirangu who are proud of our heritage and support the growth of our future leaders.
Our members are descendants of the late Elizabeth Richards passed away on 16/11/1966 and Fred Richards passed away on 5/11/1965.
Elizabeth was born at Pandurra Station. Fred was born at Penong. Elizabeth is the daughter of Susie Richards (Barngarla) and Bob Eyles (Nauo).
Fred is the son of Arthur Richards (Wirangu) and Ada Beagle. Arthur Richards was the brother of Jimmy Richards and both were son's of the first Policeman of Flowers Bay, Trooper Thomas Paul Richards.
Our people travelled through out these lands and waters of the Eyre Peninsula.
At Gabalidi, we are dedicated to empowering our Elders, Future Leaders and Community. Community consultation is important to us, through the process of cooperation and communication, change can bring progress in this region. We invite you to lend your support.
We run a Aboriginal Homelands Program at Big Swamp, with our organisation’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with challenges of Homeless, Overcrowding, Emergency Housing and Unemployment. This is something that we take very seriously, our team is working hard to bring change to make a positive impact.
119 (Cottage) & 122 Pobke Road (White House) are owned by the Association. The sheds area are part of the share farming lease agreement including the the sections of land surrounding the Cottage and White House.
Our goal is to promote employment and training opportunities, with access to the right resources and funding, community members can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfil their potential in land management.
We are running working bee's throughout the year and you are welcome to join in.