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Posted on 12 June 2019

All about Nick O’Riley

All about Nick O’Riley

Nick O’Riley may have just started at our Nhulunbuy studio as the Yolŋu Radio producer but he’s been a well known figure around northeast Arnhem Land for years. Growing up in Bendigo, Nick took a keen interest in football and, after a decade as a professional musician in Melbourne, he moved to…

Posted on 12 June 2019

Revitalising traditional languages on Croker Island

Revitalising traditional languages on Croker Island

ARDS staff have been busy in Minjilang on Croker Island, working to record and revitalise Iwaidja and Marrku, two local languages in danger of being lost. Iwaidja is one of the traditional languages of the Cobourg Peninsula and Croker Island while Marrku is the ancestral language of Croker Island,…

Posted on 12 June 2019

ARDS part of historic Yolŋu Local Decision Making agreement

ARDS part of historic Yolŋu Local Decision Making agreement

The central role ARDS plays in northeast Arnhem Land has been recognised by the Northern Territory Government through our involvement in the Yolŋu Local Decision Making process. We recently hosted the signing ceremony for the agreement at our Nhulunbuy office, with the Chief Minister Michael Gunner,…

Posted on 21 March 2019

International Women's Day 2019

International Women's Day 2019

It was an absolutely successful day on the 8th March, International Womens day at ARDS/ Yolngu Radio. Over 30 women attended the event from Miwatj Health Workers, to Anglicare to the General Manager of Rio Tinto, and to the women community members of Nhulunbuy. Led by ARDS Project Manager Ali Azzopardi,…

Posted on 08 March 2019

Eunice hitting high notes

Eunice hitting high notes

It’s no surprise that Eunice Djerrkngu Marika has a wonderful singing voice; she’s a member of one of Australia’s most renowned musical families.Eunice, a Yolngu woman and senior elder of the Gumatj people from Yirrkala in northeast Arnhem Land, is Dr G. Yunupingu’s grandmother and her brother is Yothu…

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