Our members

are Aboriginal people of the Bundjalung People of Byron Bay:

  • descended* from Aboriginal people who lived and/or held native title rights in the Agreement Area at the time of first contact by European settlers in 1820s-30s
  • are known to the acknowledged elders of the Bundjalung People as members of the Bundjalung People of Byron Bay; and
  • are resident within the traditional country of the Bundjalung People of Byron Bay; or have maintained their primary identification with the Bundjalung People of Byron Bay through regular visits with Bundjalung People of Byron Bay community in traditional country of the Bundjalung People of Byron Bay and are acknowledged by the elders of the Bundjalung People as recognising and observing the laws and customs of the Bundjalung People of Byron Bay.

(* descended as set out in Schedule 3 of our Corporation Rules)

Our executive and staff

Our current 2016 board members are:

  • Aunty Dulcie Nicholls (Chairperson), Annette Kelly (Vice Chairperson), Theresa Nicholls, Aniba Kay, Norman Graham,  Judy Kay, Anita Greensill

Here is a photo of some  Arakwal members . Back Row left to right: Theresa Nicholls, Lorraine Harding, Rhonda King, Yvonne Stewart, Annette Kelly, Sharon Roberts, Tina King; and in the front, Delta Kay.

Current staff members of the Corporation in 2016 are:

  • Gavin Brown – General Manager
  • Sharon Sloane – Office Manager