Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation

Bawinanga is progressive Aboriginal corporation based in Maningrida.

We Represent the Aboriginal people of the Homelands and 32 Outstations surrounding Maningrida in West Arnhem Land, and are a major service provider for Aboriginal people in the region.

Bawinanga provides opportunities for people living on homelands to wild harvest bush foods which are then sold as whole fruit or made into products and sold

Wherever you are, we invite you to learn about this place, Maningrida/Manayingkarirra/Manawukan, and support the work Bawinanga does here and in the surrounding homelands with and for the people whose country this is.

In this part of the country Kakadu Plum is known as Billy goat plum, Mopan and Manmauluk.

“When we were little kids, I was maybe three or four years old, my mum and dad they took all of our family out hunting, My mum she said that one there, you can eat that one, Mopan, family have been eating that one for a long time its like medicine. We were collecting that Mopan, we filled up that Dilly bag till it was full. Then we were eating all night, and we threw the seeds in the bush so they could grow Big for us close to our camp. We saved some and we ate them in the morning. My mum told me that dilly bag, its full of stories, its seen lots and lots of bushfoods. These trees they send us messages and show us the signs of the country, what’s happening, what season, what’s ready to go out and collect. We look after country and country looks after us.” Leila Nimbadja, Senior Traditional owner and Gurr-goni Women.

As well as Kakadu Plums, we also sell a range of seasonal bush foods listed below;

January
Green Plum (Moligy)
Red apple (Mutgumamirrtjiyi)
 
 
Cocky Apple (Mut-gu-ngolibiyi)
 
February
 
 
Bush currant
Bush currant
   
March
 
Kakadu Plum (Mopan)
 
 
   
April  
Kakadu Plum (Mopan)
       
May  
Kakadu Plum (Mopan)
       
June  
Kakadu Plum (Mopan)
       
July  
Kakadu Plum (Mopan)
 
 
Hairy Plum (Djirpitji)
 
August        
Hairy Plum (Djirpitji)
 
September        
Hairy Plum (Djirpitji)
 
October  
Red apple (Mutgumamirrtjiyi)
 
 
Hairy Plum (Djirpitji)
 
November
Green Plum (Moligy)
Red apple (Mutgumamirrtjiyi)
 
 
   
December
Green Plum (Moligy)
Red apple (Mutgumamirrtjiyi)
 
 
   

By supporting Bawinanga you are helping support people living on their traditional country in the Maningrida region, continuing to keep culture strong and pass on stories and lessons to the next generation, This is why Wild harvesting is Important to the People in the Maningrida region. It also helps people around Australia learn about culture and the foods we eat here in the Maningrida region.

Contact Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation

Email: wildfoods@bawinanga.com |  Clem Bresson

Phone: 0423486976 | 0400 988 061 | 08 8979 6555

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