We acknowledge the custodians of the land upon which the group meets and where the Balaangala garden is located and neighbouring groups who have walked this land beyond time.
We pay respect to the Elders – past, present, and future – and recognise the ongoing relationships Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have between land, seas and waterways, the languages and the cultures of Australia.
The name Balaangala is made up of two parts: balaang meaning “two coming together” from the Gamilaraay language of which members and their family are connected, and ala which is a suffix (not of this area) meaning “place of”.
Balaangala Community Group is a group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous people from The Gap and the surrounding areas.
We aim to creatively bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. See more about our aims.
We formed in 2008 and became incorporated in 2015.