News & Updates

The Badimia arts, sites and language project is a great success!

The TR Foundation’s first project was proudly delivered in Mount Magnet last week during NAIDOC week. Following past successful events in Mount Magnet, not-for-profit organisation, the TR Foundation, partnered with Badimia Land Aboriginal Corporation (BLAC) to deliver a project celebrating Badimia language and culture.  The resulting project: ‘Arts, sites and language of Kirkalocka’ received a […]

Meet the TR Foundation volunteers!

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TR Foundation has recently hosted four volunteers who have contributed greatly to the Foundation and its development as a leading not-for-profit entity. The TR Foundation put the call out in December last year, hoping to find some skilful volunteers who could help with the ongoing operations, fundraising and development of the Foundation. This would invigorate […]

Graffiti Removal at the Granites

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Between April and September 2015 a string of vandalism resulted in permanent damage to the Granites, a significant Aboriginal site, located just 10 kilometres north of Mount Magnet. The worst incident occurred inside a rockshelter where rare rock art was graffitied over. This event caused sadness and distress to the Badimia Community. Terra Rosa began working […]

TR trains an Indigenous heritage team

Posted · Filed as Anthropology, Archaeology, Community Projects, Heritage, Terra Rosa, Training

In February Terra Rosa’s heritage trainers were employed by Nyiyaparli enterprise, Wilypa, to train four young Aboriginal men in Certificate III in Aboriginal Sites Work. The idea of the program was to build Wilypa’s capacity so that Aboriginal people manage and lead their own cultural heritage surveys. Graduates could also find employment as rangers, heritage […]

The TR Foundation seeks interns and volunteers for 10-week program

Volunteer / intern placements in not-for-profit Foundation based in Fremantle The organisation The TR Foundation was established in 2016 as an avenue for assisting Traditional Owner groups to fulfil their cultural and community development aims. The Foundation currently supports Traditional Owner groups to return to country, record important cultural sites and express cultural information through […]

The TR Foundation receives its first round of funding

The recently established TR Foundation has received its very first funding which will be used to support the Badimia people in their cultural sustainability goals. The funding from the Department of Cultural and the Arts (WA) will see us continue to work closely with the community to conduct arts workshops and record oral histories of Kirkalocka Station, […]

Budadee land management team assist in Woodstock muster

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In  August the Budadee Foundation commenced the first of their land management programs for the Woodstock Protected Reserve – The Woodstock Cattle Muster. Environmental studies and consultation had found that feral cattle were causing a significant environmental concern in the reserve, as well as a concern for the rail services, and haulage vehicles in the area. These […]

Arts workshops and NAIDOC week out on Badimia Country

It’s always a privilege to be invited onto Badimia country to help facilitate community driven projects. This time it was particularly special because the second phase of the ‘Arts of the Granites’ project was timed to correspond with Badimia’s NAIDOC week celebrations! Funded through the Department of Culture and Arts’ Aboriginal Arts – 2015 funding […]

Terra Rosa begins Healthy Country Initiative in partnership with QLD Traditional Owners

How do you feel about doing some heritage work in Queensland, perhaps on the Great Barrier Reef? How could any heritage consultant say no to that? With bags packed with work boots, cameras, Nodal Ninjas, bathers and sunscreen, the Terra Rosa team of Scott and Anne headed for Queensland to spend a week examining the […]

Art returns to the Badimia Granites

There’s something a bit surreal about the Granites. Where some of the boulders that scatter the site look like they could roll away like marbles at any minute, others sit firmly like Colossi, keeping watch over the sandy landscape. But it’s when the sky goes dusky, or the rain rolls over the breakaways that the […]