COOMIE IN THE MEDIA

Illawarra Mercury

July 04, 2019

Aboriginal people weren't responsible for the noxious weeds that invaded Coomaditchie Lagoon and strangled the native plant life. But it was two Aboriginal sisters who took it into their own hands to clean up the mess.

Illawarra Mercury

June 26, 2019

Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation was the big winner of COORDINARE - South Eastern NSW PHN's inaugural Pitch Night receiving $70,500 for their Deadly Women and Deadly Girls program. 

ABC News

October 04, 2018

A small Aboriginal community hall on the NSW south coast is home to a groundbreaking cultural mentorship program turning around the lives of disengaged Indigenous students.

IRT Foundation celebrates success of the Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation’s 'Capturing Culture' project.

Illawarra Mercury

July 08, 2018

Led by Elders and Coomaditchie founders, Aunty Lorraine Brown and Aunty Narelle Thomas, ‘Capturing Culture’ sought to connect Aboriginal people across the generations, using modern and traditional media, to record and preserve the stories of 28 Aboriginal Elders.

It's an important piece of history this old hall

ABC Open

February 14, 2017

If we can carry on the cause of our Elders to break down a lot of the barriers that'll be a big achievement for all of us. And people will know that the history of this country starts with the traditional owners of this country.

Five Islands Creation Story Inspires Rehabilitation Project

NSW Office of Environment & Heritage Media Release

December 13, 2015

The Five Islands creation story painted by respected Koori artists Lorraine Brown and Narelle Thomas was unveiled today at a celebration hosted by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS).

Capturing Culture program awarded IRT grant

Illawarra Mercury

August 15, 2015

A program that helps preserve Aboriginal culture is among the first recipients of funding from the IRT Foundation's inaugural Community Grants Program.

Wollongong council's Hill 60 strategy could see wartime tunnels opened

Illawarra Mercury

August 10, 2015

Draft maps outlining a suggested overhaul of Hill 60 trail show a heritage-focused walking track –  to be known as the Ngaraba-ann Trail – which would link Port Kembla Heritage Park to Hill 60 and Coomaditchie Reserve.

NAIDOC Day celebrations in Warrawong

Illawarra Mercury

July 12, 2014

People from all walks of life gathered in Warrawong, on July 8 to celebrate NAIDOC Day. 

Port Kembla kids captivated by Dreamtime mural

Illawarra Mercury

September 16, 2013

St Patrick's Catholic Primary School in Port Kembla unveiled their new mural yesterday. A collaboration between the pupils and Coomaditchie Artists' Co-operative members Lorraine Brown and Narelle Thomas, the three-panelled painting features the children's interpretations of Illawarra dreaming stories.

Art of the Dreaming shines on Crown Street

Illawarra Mercury

September 10, 2013

Last week, sisters Narelle Thomas and Lorraine Brown unveiled a small collection of artworks reflecting their indigenous heritage, at the Alibi bar on Crown Street.

Record ball of string encourages great yarns

ABC News

August 28, 2013

An Indigenous advocacy group is trying to break the record in Darwin for the largest ever ball of string.

Koori artist breaks down barriers

Illawarra Mercury

December 04, 2012

Aunty Lorraine Brown, of Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation uses art to break down barriers and give the community members more understanding about Aboriginal culture.

Dots to recovery as sick kids learn Indigenous art

ABC Illawarra

October 29, 2012

It's not often you get a chance to sit down with two well-respected Indigenous artists, learn from their skill, hear their stories and contribute to a beautiful artwork. But that's what's been happening with sick children at the Illawarra Hospital School in Wollongong over the last month.

Coomaditchie Lagoon

Radio National

March 24, 2012

Tucked into the industrial landscape of Port Kembla on the New South Wales South Coast is the Coomaditichie lagoon.
For a long time, the area was neglected and environmentally unsound. But more recently, the Coomaditichie United Aboriginal Corporation have started caring for the lagoon.

Marketing students work with Coomaditchie artists

UOW Media Release

November 30, 2008

University of Wollongong Commerce students have prepared a marketing plan for the Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation as part of the new UOW Community Exchange program.

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