Warddeken Land Management

Warddeken Land Management Ltd is a body that governs and sustains the long-term, self determination of the Nawarddeken people to live, work and learn on Country while re-establishing cultural practices and transferring knowledge to the next generations of custodians.

A place where people are caring for Country, culture and kids.

For thousands of generations Nawarddeken clan groups have lived on and cared for their ancestral estates in the stone country, the Kuwarddewardde, of Arnhem Land, NT. After the arrival of balanda (non- Indigenous people) Nawarddeken left their land until, by the late 1960s, it was largely de-populated.

Over the next 30 years the Kuwarddewardde experienced growing numbers of feral animals and large wildfires, which threatened biodiversity and cultural sites. From the 1970s well-known artist Bardayal ‘Lofty’ Nadjamerrek AO, began a movement back to homeland communities in the Kuwarddewardde.