Derby is located in the Kimberley region of Western Australia and has been our country for more than 40,000 years.
Our country is vast with many wild rivers, wetlands, savannah plains and spectacular coastlines rich with marine life. It is well-known for its Boab trees, some of which have achieved remarkable age, and are of cultural significance to Aboriginal people of this region.
There are many remote and very remote Aboriginal communities located in our country.
Those in the Derby/Malarabah region include:
Kupungarri (Mt Barnett)
Yurmulun (Pandanus Park)
Kandiwal (Mitchell Plateau)
Emama Nguda will seek to embed itself in efforts aimed at heritage protection and the ethical and sustainable development of ecosystem diversity in the region.
Culture is in Emama Nguda and Emama Nguda is part of Culture.
The majority of language groups in the region remain strong.
Some of these include Nyikina (Derby, Looma), Walmajarri, (Looma), Mangala (Looma), Nimanburu, Djawi, Warwa, Ungarrangi, Umida, (King Sound), Ngarinyin (Imintji, Drysdale River), Worora (Augustus Island, Collier Bay, Prince Regent River), Wanambul (Bonaparte Archipelago, Bigge Island).