Northern Gulf NAIDOC Week “Caring for Country” awards

Northern Gulf NAIDOC Week “Caring for Country” awards

Northern Gulf Resource Management Group recognised emerging indigenous leaders for their contributions to preserving their culture for future generations at two separate events in Mareeba and Croydon on Thursday 12th November.

Recipients of the awards were Morella Baker, Wallace Jensen, Gullara McInnes and Chiveree Brady. Each of these individuals was nominated by their corporations for different reasons, but as a collective group, the future of their cultures holds great promise.

Gullera McInnes accepting her award.

A morning tea was held at the Cape Gateway in Mareeba with local councillors, friends, work colleagues and family watching on as Wallace and Gullera received their awards. Proud mum Sharon Brady accepted Chiveree’s award on his behalf.

Wallace Jensen accepting his award.

Northern Gulf, Croydon Shire Council and Tagalaka PBC partnered in hosting a NAIDOC morning tea at ANZAC park in Croydon, where Mayor Trevor Pickering presented Morella Baker with her award. Local day care children joined in the celebration and were treated with face painting and cake.

Morella Baker accepting her award from Mayor Trevor Pickering and Northern Gulf employee James Beasly.

CONTACT: Project officer – Vickie Mylrea

Phone: 0429067338 or email:


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