About Murujuga

Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) is made up of members from five traditional Aboriginal language groups: the Ngarluma, the Mardudhunera, the Yaburara, the Yindjibarndi, and the Wong-Goo-Tt-Oo. MAC’s mission is to preserve and protect its landholdings for future generations and to enrich and support the welfare of its members, now and into the future. MAC recognises that it is unique. MAC brings together these five language groups, each with their own dynamics, to pave the way for future generations, to work together for Country, and to respect cultural lore, heritage, and traditions.

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Our Mission, Vision, and Values

The mission of the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) is to preserve and protect our land, heritage and culture while transforming the lives of our community. We aim to bring the three contracting parties (comprising the Ngarluma-Yindjibarndi, Yaburara Mardudhunera, and the Wong-Goo-Tt-Oo) to the Burrup and Maitland Industrial Estates Agreement (BMIEA) together to speak with one voice and to work together in solidarity to achieve positive economic outcomes for the contemporary Murujuga community and its future generations. The three contracting parties to the BMIEA represent members of five traditional Aboriginal language groups.

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Who We Are

The Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) has members from five traditional Aboriginal language groups from the Pilbara region of Western Australia. These language groups are the Ngarluma, Yaburara, Mardudhunera, Yindjibarndi, and Wong-Goo-Tt-Oo. MAC is governed by a Board of Directors and guided by the Murujuga Circle of Elders. MAC’s overall operations are managed by the Chief Executive Officer.

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What We Do

In 2006, Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation was incorporated as the approved Corporate Body to administer the contractual obligations of the Burrup and Maitland Industrial Estates Agreement. In exchange for surrendering and permanently extinguishing their native title rights and interests to the Burrup and Maitland Industrial land, the three Aboriginal native title parties (being the Ngarluma-Yindjibarndi, the Yaburara Mardudhunera and the Wong-Goo-Tt-Oo), received a range of benefits from the WA Government which included freehold title and joint management of Murujuga National Park with the State Government through the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation, and Attractions – Parks and Wildlife Service.

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Language Groups

Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation comprises the three Contracting Parties which are referred to in the Burrup and Maitland Industrial Estates Agreement: The Ngarluma-Yindjibarndi Contracting Group The Yaburara Mardudhunera Contracting Group The Wong-Goo-Tt-Oo Contracting Group

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