REGIONAL STAFF

EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Catherine Farry

Email rado@westdarlingarts.com.au

Phone 08 8087 9035

Mobile 0487 903 507

 

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Kelly Leonard

Email aao@westdarlingarts.com.au

Phone 08 8087 9035

Mobile 0448 545 356

REGIONAL DIRECTORS

CHAIR
Kathryn Graham
DIRECTOR
Marion Browne
Broken Hill City Council
DIRECTOR
Jason King
DIRECTOR
Robyn Taylor
DIRECTOR
Darren Parker
DIRECTOR
Jessica Picken

CONTRIBUTING COUNCILS

Broken Hill City

Central Darling Shire

Wentworth Shire

NSW Department of Lands for the Unincorporated Areas

ABORIGINAL ARTS & CULTURE

Aboriginal Population and Language Groups

  •  2,700 Aboriginal people live in the region (approximately 14.5% of the general area population)
  • The highest concentration of Aboriginal people live in Wilcannia
  • The Murdi Paaki Region comprises the whole of Western NSW, from the Victoria to Queensland borders. Communities serviced include: Bourke, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Cobar, Collarenebri, Coonamble, Enngonia, Goodooga, Gulargambone, Ivanhoe, Lightning Ridge, Menindee, Walgett, Weilmoringle, Wentworth, Wilcannia
  • Aboriginal people make up a significant percentage of the region’s population; over 50% in some areas. The Aboriginal population is growing, while the overall population levels are in decline
  • Aboriginal unemployment in Murdi Paaki region, at 23.9%, is nearly three times the non-Aboriginal rate. Individual income of Aboriginal people in Murdi Paaki is 25% lower, on average, than non-Aboriginal people

Indigenous Arts Organisations

  • Wilcannia Art Centre