GGE recognises and respects the Yinggarda and Baiyungu people as the Traditional Owners of the land on which the proposed Gascoyne Green Energy Boolathana project is located.
GGE is committed to and will continue to undertake each stage of the project’s development in close consultation with:
- the Yinggarda people directly and through Gumala Aboriginal Corporation (GAC) who represent the Yinggarda Aboriginal Corporation, and
- the Baiyungu people directly and through Yamatji Marpala Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) who represent the Nganhurra, Tharnardi Garbu Aboriginal Corporation (NTGAC
Consultation and Consent
GGE is working closely with the First Nations people to consult and Traditional Owner prescribed body corporates to obtain consent at various stages of the Gascoyne Green Energy Boolathana Project.
GGE’s current priority is to work with the Board members of Yinggarda Aboriginal Corporation and the Nganhurra Tharnardi Garbu Aboriginal Corporation and obtain consent to scope the renewable energy opportunity on Boolathana Station.
We hope the proposed project will be seen as beneficial by both Boards, their members and local First Nations people generally. If the proposed GGE Boolathana Project is deemed to be feasible, it may lead to various meaningful ways we can work together with Traditional Owners and achieve common goals.
What's in a name ...
According to the publication, Language Lives in the Aboriginal Place Names of the Gascoyne, the name Boolathana may mean treeless.
Pulaya (pronounced boolaya) means land in Yinggarda and thanma means hard or strong and hard ground grows no trees. “Thana’’ means ‘they’ according to the Payungu* Dictionary compiled by Peter Austin in the 1980’s, so it could have meant ‘’their land’.
The essence of Boolathana is ‘strong land that is treeless’ and perhaps why the name has been kept in use by the early settlers and the local community to present day.
* (sic) – accepted spelling Bayungu or Baiyungu
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