The Northern Beaches falls within the three old local government councils. (Manly, Warringah, Pittwater) Check out the website for information about Aboriginal heritage and reconciliation projects, to access the local studies library services:
The Northern Beaches Council: www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
Aboriginal Heritage Office
The Northern Beaches, Willoughby, North Sydney, Ku-ring-gai, Strathfield and Lane Cove Councils have joined together to sponsor an Aboriginal Heritage Office to ensure the protection of Aboriginal sites and cultural heritage within their regions. The Office also works to develop awareness of Indigenous heritage issues within the community, schools and within the Councils themselves. For more information please contact:
Aboriginal Heritage Manager, 29 Lawrence St, Freshwater NSW 2096 (02) 9976 168 www.aboriginalheritage.org
Reconciliation Network: Northern Sydney Region (RNNSR)
Founded in 2000 comprises representatives of Northern Sydney Reconciliation organisations including LRGs, plus Indigenous Services & Networks and Local Governments & Community Support Groups. RNNSR provides a forum for members and guests to meet together to discuss and act on matters related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues, to social justice and the truth-telling of Australian history. RNNSR appreciates the partnership and support of all nine Northern Sydney Local Councils and for their hosting on a rotational basis, of our five annual meetings.
‘A united Australia which respects this land of ours; values the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage; and provides justice and equity for all.’
Guringai Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG)
The AECG is a community based Aboriginal organisation with regional and local branches throughout NSW. Our local Guringai AECG provides support to Aboriginal families on education and related issues on the Northern Beaches. For current contact details, go through the AECG State Office at: 37 Cavendish Street, Stanmore NSW 2048
02 9550 5666 www.aecg.nsw.edu.au
Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council (MLALC)
As custodians for the traditional owners of the Sydney area, Metro is the organisation responsible for Aboriginal sites, land, and community in the Sydney metropolitan area, including the Northern Beaches region. The website is an excellent source of information about Metro’s projects, activities and services.
Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater
Since 1979, the ASG has worked on Sydney’s Northern Beaches to support Aboriginal people in their struggle for justice.
Po Box 1235 Newport NSW 2016 0419219770 www.asgmwp.net
Acknowledgement of Country Protocol
As a sign of respect to the traditional owners of this land, more and more speakers at public events are opening their addresses with an “Acknowledgement of Country”. The ASG have produced a bookmark outlining the protocol for Acknowledging Country. Please click here for details.
Radio Northern Beaches
Radio Northern Beaches broadcasts on 88.7 FM and 90.3 FM and continues to be an important vehicle for broadcasting programs with Aboriginal content to the local community.
Web: www.rnb.org.au (02) 9451-4887.