White Eagle Aboriginal Corporation

Category: Organisation
Sub Category:Aboriginal Corporation
Location:Batchelor, Northern Territory, Australia
Legal Status: Listed with the Registrar of Aboriginal Corporatio
Summary Information:
'White Eagle Aboriginal Corporation represents the Rak Mak Mak Marranunggu Traditional Owners of the Finniss River Region, southwest of Darwin. The Traditional Owners are involved in the management of soil erosion and weed management on their 400 square kilometre area of land (E2 Wagait Aboriginal Land Trust) which includes local catchments and floodplains, on the Lower Finniss River system. The Rak Mak Mak Marranunggu were reinstated as Traditional Owners in 1995. The land area was in a severely degraded state due to the establishment of the invasive woody weed species Mimosa pigra.

White Eagle Aboriginal Corporation began the process of developing a landcare plan to combat the mimosa problem, as their land and culture were threatened. The Traditional Owners began the fight against mimosa in 1990 at Ditjini (on the Lower Finniss system) and developed a regime of integrated treatments which have achieved excellent results.' (Landcare, 'Northern Territory Community Groups Involved in Landcare Activities: White Eagle Aboriginal Corporation': http://www.lpe.nt.gov.au/dlpe/care/landcare/groups/top_end.htm (at 24 June 2005)).

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Mimosa Aerial Control Agreement - Signatory
  • Organisation
  • Registrar of Aboriginal Corporations (ORAC) - Member

  • References

    Resource
    Commonwealth Government Office of the Registrar of Aboriginal Corporations

    Glossary

    Aboriginal Corporation (Australia)