Ngikalikarra Media

In April 2016, my partner Magali McDuffie and I sat together quietly at the top of Gura Bung Dhaura (Stirling Park) which has been home for the Ngamberi and Ngunnawal Aboriginal people in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. We discussed the possibility of working together in a business partnership that bring our respective interests and expertise as photographer, filmmaker, web developer, researcher etc. together.

Gura Bung Dhaura (Stirling Park), Canberra ACT Australia

Gura Bung Dhaura (Stirling Park), Canberra ACT Australia

In August 2016 we returned to Broome Western Australia and discussed with Jeannie Warbie, Traditional Owner, Elder and Cultural Advisor of the Nyikina people of the Kimberley Region, Western Australia our ideas given that much of what we do is related to our work with communities and Aboriginal people. The Nyikina term 'Ngikalikarra' was given to us to grow our connections and the business name was registered and active in January 2017.

Screenshot: Embassy central, Canberra ACT Australia - We lived at 86 Schlich Street, Yarralumla

Screenshot: Embassy central, Canberra ACT Australia - We lived at 86 Schlich Street, Yarralumla

In May 2017 we decided that we had enough of living inside the 'embassy zoo' of Canberra (despite great times there with Family) and we moved to Broome, Western Australia which is about as far away as you can travel diagonally across Australia.

Screenshot: Broome, Western Australia

Screenshot: Broome, Western Australia

According to Wikipedia Broome is "...a coastal, pearling and tourist town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, 2,240 km (1,390 mi) north of Perth. The urban population is estimated at 14,776, growing to over 45,000 per month during the tourist season."

We now have a developed constitution, a declaration and working principles and we have an operational website which you can visit at http://www.ngikalikarra.org