The Ngarabal (also: Ngoorabul, Ngarrabul, Ngarrbal) people are the traditional Aboriginal owners of the Glen Innes area in Northern New South Wales, Australia. Ngarabal people have lived in Glen Innes and the surrounding country continuously for thousands of years.
The Glen Innes Local Aboriginal Land Council manages approximately 3000 hectares of land near Strathbogie, NSW including The Willows, and the adjoining property Boorabee, which is owned by Boorabee Aboriginal Corporation, of which all members are Ngarabal people.
The Willows is home to Marlow Hill named after the 'Marlow' (Mullah/Marlo/Marno/Marlowe) Aboriginal family. The Willows is located near the Strathbogie Station, Emmaville, known as a 'safe place' for many Aboriginal people, and the former Nucoorilma Mission, where many Ngarabal people lived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and holds great significance for the Ngarabal community today
Glen Innes Local Aboriginal Land Council was incorporated 4th April 1984 under the NSW Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983.
Under the Land Rights Act 1983 Local Aboriginal Land Council primary function is to manage lands that have been vested, leased or purchased and other activities in accordance with the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 all decision making was the responsibility of the membership until changes to the Aboriginal Land Rights Act in 2007.
The main changes where to move from the membership decision process to Board of Directors and the separation of powers between Boards and the Administration arms with the appointments of Chief Executive Officers whom responsibilities are the day to day management of the Aboriginal land Council.
The Board is elected by the membership for a period of two years elections for new Boards was held 30th September 2013.
Glen Innes Local Aboriginal Land Councils current Board consist of nine members they are：
Chairperson Ms. Jacqueline Byrne
Deputy Chairperson Mr.Richard Potter
Board Member Mrs. Karen Potter
Board Member Ms. Debra Cutmore
Board Member Mrs. Vivian Mackay
Board Member Mrs. Maria Byrne
Board Member Ms. Rosemary Curtis
Board Member Ms. Eileen Livermore
Glen Innes Local Aboriginal Land Council also provides a social house scheme for Aboriginals with low incomes, and also assists the Aboriginal Community to access mainstream service providers. Sourced from Website
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