My name is Nyomba Gandaŋu.
My clan is Golpa. I was born in Galiwin’ku.
I am Traditional Owner for the eastern side of Galiwin’ku, a place called Galawarra. I have many roles in the community. I work as senior Yolŋu community engagement officer at ‘Connecting Beginnings’. I am also doing a Diploma of Indigenous Research.
- Workshops on Bush Medicine in Groote and Darwin: ‘What sort of bush medicine helps our children?’
- Aboriginal Hearing Program (Perth, Melbourne)(1995)
- Nutrition Program in Gapuwiyak (with Dan Campbell)
- NLC Community Planning and Development Monitoring and Evaluation Project (with CDU)(2018-2020)
- Growing Up Children in Two Worlds
- Chief Investigator: Dharraŋanamirr dhukarr guŋgayunaraw djamarrkuliw ga gurrutumirriw marŋgikunharaw ḏäl kunharaw gakalwun dhiyakun marrmaw’nha romgun. Understanding pathways to support Yolŋu children and families to achieve strong learning in two systems. AIATSIS Indigenous Research Exchange Grant.
- PhD examiner – invited examiner for the PhD thesis ‘Making ‘History’ from Pre-History: a Novel approach’ by Leonie Norrington (2021)
- Campbell, D., Wunungmurra, P., & Nyomba, H. (2007). Starting where the people are: Lessons on community development from a remote Aboriginal Australian setting. Community Development Journal, 42(2), 151-166.
- Nyomba, H., Nalpinya, L., Edmond, K., & Ruben, A. (2002). Community action to promote child growth in Gapuwiyak.
- Lowell A, Gurimangu, Nyomba & Yingi (1996) Yolngu ways of helping their children: Communication at home in an Australian Aboriginal Community. Australian Communication Quarterly, Summer 1996/97 pp, 20-22.
- Lowell A, Sawyer G, Gurimangu, Nyomba & Yingi (1996) The Yolngu Story about Ears, Hearing and Communication. CD-ROM. AHP-DEETYA.
- Lowell A, Budukulawuy, Gurimangu, Maypilama & Nyomba (1995). Communication and learning in an Aboriginal school: The influence of conductive hearing loss. Aboriginal Child at School 23(4) pp.1-7
- Rare glimpse of Arnhem Land funeral ceremony filmed to promote understanding of Yolngu law
- Time to end 10 years of Intervention in the Northern Territory: Statement from eminent Australians
- Galiwin’ku Women Speak Up to the UN for Recognition of Yolŋu Law
Monitoring and Evaluation Academic Contributions:
- What is Monitoring and Evaluation Yolŋu-way?
- A short essay on ‘what is community development?’ that explores these concepts from a Yolŋu perspective
- Transcript from MEL community of practice group presentation (Nov 2020)
- A set of videos on community development and how stakeholder groups may align with Yolŋu, described through the metaphor of weaving a pandanus mat and doing M&E
- Mununukkunhamirr’ – a mindset and a concept of coming together to sort things out the proper way
In the presentation below, I’m talking about Monitoring and Evaluation, Yolŋu way.
Audio recording: AIATSIS Summit – Yolŋu Aboriginal approach to monitoring and evaluation
CDU/NLC Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop, July 2021
Video and presentation to the Engaging Governance workshop at CDU 3-7th October 2022
Presentation to Central Australia Community of Practice Forum, 1-3 October, 2019
Presentation at Changefest 2019, Mt Druitt NSW