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Who We Are

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Marra Worra Worra is the oldest and largest Aboriginal Resource Agency in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Its primary aim is to provide support services to existing and emerging groups in the Fitzroy RiverValley, and to assist them to develop as strong, autonomous communities and organisations. Based in the p redominantly Aboriginal town of Fitzroy Crossing, its area of operations extends from Jimbalakadunj community, 120 kilometres to the west, to Yiyili community, 170 kilometres to the east. See map here.

Marra Worra Worra’s other major role has been to act as a forum through which the Aboriginal people of the region discuss and act on issues of common concern. This is in fact how the organisation came into being in the late 1970’s. At that time a community development program initiated by the State Department for Community Welfare was beginning the task of addressing the severe social problems that had arisen through a century of oppression and a decade of upheaval. The introduction of the pastoral award in 1969 had seen over a thousand people uprooted from the surrounding cattle stations to become fringe dwellers in the town, living in atrocious circumstances, and suffering the consequence of economic dependency, almost universal unemployment and wide-spread alcohol abuse.


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