Sports & Storytelling Festival Wraps Up For Another Year

26 November 2018

Another year has passed with another successful Sports & Storytelling festival coming to a close. The annual festival brings together children from three remote areas (Lila, Areyonga and Finke) to play sports and engage in poetry and storytelling activities, encouraging excitement around education and attending school.

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Improving Health Through Sports & Nutrition

23 November 2018

One of the most important aspects of the Watarrka Foundation’s work within remote NT communities is to encourage and improve the overall health of the community. Since the Foundation’s involvement in the Watarrka and Lilla region, we have implemented a range of projects that aim to improve attitudes towards a healthy and happy lifestyle. 

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Watarrka Region: History & Landmarks

23 October 2018

Aboriginal Australians have been living in the Watarrka region for over 20,000 years, enjoying it's beautiful landscapes, animals and plants. The Traditional Owners of the land are the Luritja and Arrente people, who contributed to the large number of Aboriginal art sites positioned within the Watarrka National Park. 

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Watarrka Founder: Reg Ramsden

17 October 2018

Richard “Reg” Ramsden is the Founder and Director of the Watarrka Foundation. Reg started the Foundation in 2011 after experiencing first-hand the challenges faced by remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. Reg has lived and worked in central Australia for the past 30 years, and has always put a high importance on giving back to the local community and Traditional Owners in any way he could.  

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Advisory Board Member: Manny Bell

25 September 2018

Manny Bell is an Advisory Board Member of the Watarrka Foundation, and a proud descendant of the Wakka Wakka people from Queensland. Manny has worked hard throughout his life to put education at the forefront of everything he does, which has led him to corporate success, becoming a Solicitor at the prestigious Dentons law firm in Sydney.

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Construction has begun on the new classroom.

13 September 2018

The Watarrka Foundation is proud to announce that construction on the new school classroom has begun! After months of fundraising drives and hard work from our internal team, as well as the fantastic support from all of our donors, we have been able to move ahead with the construction of the new classroom at the Watarrka Primary School in Lilla.

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Annual Sports and Storytelling Festival 2018

27 August 2018

The Watarrka Foundation is proud to be a part of the upcoming annual Sports and Storytelling Festival. Running from the 29th to the 31st of August, the festival is expected to be the biggest to date involving approximately 40 children from remote communities as well their teachers, community elders and volunteers from various sponsoring organisations.

The main organisations powering this year’s event are Dentons, Westpac, Poetry in Action, The Watarrka Foundation, Remote Tours and NT AFL.

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10x10 & Watarrka Foundation Charity Event

20 August 2018: Fundraising Event 23rd of August.

The Watarrka Foundation is excited to be a part of the upcoming 10x10 charity fundraising event on the 23rd of August, 2018. The event will be held at Dentons Sydney office in the CBD, Jess Miller will be the MC or “Dragon” for the night, and tickets are available to be purchased at

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Moama Anglican Grammar

June 2018 Student Initiated Fundraiser

Asha and Miller Davies proposed the fundraiser to guess the number of Jelly Beans in a Jar that they bought themselves. Each afternoon they set up their stall and sold guesses. All proceeds was presented to Reg.

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CommBank Foundation Centenary Grant

24 May 2018: $10,000 Grant presented to Watarrka Foundation

Tegan Radloff (CommBank Alice Springs Branch Manager) and her team nominated the Watarrka Foundation to apply for a CommBank Foundation Centenary Grant in February. Our application was successful and Tegan presented Jonathan Trollip (Watarrka Foundation Director) with the $10,000 grant on 24 May 2018 in Alice Springs.

New Classroom at the Watarrka Primary School, Lilla

June 2018: Construction Scheduled to begin

October 2018: Construction & Fit out of classroom completed.

Cranbrook School Aboriginal Art Sale, Sydney

When: 1,2 & 3 June 2018

Where: Cranbrook School, New South Head Road, Bellevue Hill, Sydney

2018 Sports & Story Telling Festival, Lilla

When: 28 September to 2 October 2018

Where: Watarrka Primary School at Lilla

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