Ngarang Wal Gold Coast Aboriginal Association Inc
Ngarang-Wal Gold Coast Aboriginal Association Incorporated (G.C.A.A Inc.) is registered with the Queensland Government and Office of Fair Trading as an Incorporated Association that complies with the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 and the Associations Incorporation Regulation 1999. We are a not-for-profit association with a governing Board of Directors.
Their association comprises of Kombumerri descendants, the Traditional Owners of the Gold Coast area. Their claim to this area extends north to the Coomera River, South to the Tweed River and west to the Hinterlands. They have a unique dialect and recognise their language as the Bundjalung-Yugambir group.
Ngarang-Wal G.C.A.A Inc. has representatives from 5 of the 6 family groups, these family groups come from a long line of the Kombumerri people of the Gold Coast area. They all stem from our apical ancestor Warri, her ancestors still occupy this area and keep their cultural traditions alive through Cultural Heritage activities offered by Ngarang-Wal G.C.A.A Inc. Their families have carried out Cultural Heritage on this land for many years and Ngarang-Wal G.C.A.A Inc. has been involved for over 50 years in Aboriginal affairs around the Gold Coast.
The name Ngarang-Wal means ‘Nerang River’ and they choose this title as their people were close to the river, they sourced food from it and used as a transport passage to the salt water. They are known as the ‘Saltwater people’ too, there is enormous & significant evidence of Kombumerri occupation on the banks of the Broadwater and many other places here on the Gold Coast.