Ngarralinyi (The Listening Place) is an
Indigenous Community Radio Station located in Taree.
It exists to facilitate the need for an independent voice in a region with a high
Ngarralinyi strives to provide an essential service by way of radio broadcasting
to the local area. The station carries information relating to current and past community issues.
The station partners with other agencies such as ... (see list and links below).
Radio station Ngarralinyi publicly promotes reconciliation and endeavors to educate the
indigenous community and the non-indigenous community it surrounds, in an attempt to lessen the gap of
knowledge, awareness and history.
Ngarralinyi strives to provide workplace opportunities to youth, the
unemployed and the unskilled.
Mid North Coast Indigenous Broadcasting association Corporation (MIBAAC) was incorporated
on 2nd August 1999 and Ngarralinyi was established in 2000, with it's first licence to
broadcast granted November 1999. Prior to this a Koori program was broadcast through 2BOB FM, a
community based radio station also located in Taree.
Excerpt, from CB Online...
Radio Narralinyi 2TLP started operating as an Aboriginal radio station in 2000.
It was involvement with a 2 hour program once a week with community station 2BOB that inspired the local
Aboriginal community of Taree to set up their own radio station.
The word 'Naralingi' is a Katung word meaning 'listening place' from the Biparoy Clan from Taree in the
mid north coast of New South Wales, It was through the support of the National Indigenous Media Association,
Barbara Jackson, Ralph and Dean Saunders that Mid North Coast Indigenous Broadcasting was formed to work on
gaining a licence from the Australian Broadcasting Association.
The licence was finally granted, the announcers were trained, the music was selected and programmed and the
local community was able to switch it's dial to 103.3FM to hear the new sound in Taree, Radio 2TLP.
You will mainly hear Indigenous music being played at 2TLP. However, country music and hip-hop are also very
popular with listeners. If you tune in on a Sunday morning, you will hear the Gospel Show with Brother Brian.
The radio station also endeavors to keep the community up to date with local and national issues and events.
Station Manager Ralph Saunders believes the station is a great vehicle for reconciliation and is immensely
proud of what the station has achieved so far. He would love to see the station get involved in outside
broadcasts and be involved in major Aboriginal national events.
Radio Ngarralinyi 2TLP in Taree is another example of the successful Aboriginal radio stations we have in
Australia - so next time you are in Taree, make sure you tune in to 103.3FM.
The land on which Nundoobah Retreat is built was originally inhabited by the Aboriginal tribe of the Biripi. For many years, the Biripi people lived on seafood and the fruits of the magnificent rainforests that occupied the coastal plains of the Manning Valley. The name Taree is actually based on the Aboriginal word "Tareebit" meaning "fruit of the wild fig".
The significance of the Aboriginal heritage has not been lost on Nundoobah Retreat. With the help of local Aboriginal artist Russell Saunders, the property is home to several magnificent carvings, reflecting different aspects of the Aboriginal culture and "The Dreaming". The cottages have each been artistically decorated with Aboriginal sculptures, boomerangs, spears & paintings. Just wandering about the property you will experience a sense of awe at the magnificent history associated with this place. Biripi artist Russell Saunders operates out of "Deep Water Shark Gallery" in nearby Tinonee, where a wide range of his works are displayed.
Indigenous Broadcasting Program
The Indigenous Broadcasting Program (IBP) supports Indigenous community radio broadcasting and provides funding support to address the broadcasting needs of Indigenous people living in remote, regional and urban areas of Australia.
The Indigenous Broadcasting Program aims to:
★ support the operations of Indigenous owned and controlled community radio broadcasting services, including Remote Indigenous Broadcasting Services (RIBS);
★ support the development and broadcast of programming that focuses on the promotion of local Indigenous culture and languages;
★ enhance Indigenous broadcasting services by supporting national representation that serves and develops the sector's capacity;
★ support broadcasting services that are able to inform and educate Indigenous Australians on accessing the range of health, legal, education and housing services available to them.
The demand for IBP funding in the 2010-11 funding round was very competitive; with 74 applications seeking over $26.2 million in
funding. $14.7 million has been allocated to support 61 projects. Three applicants were granted triennial funding.
For more information on IBP click here.
To download a PDF of the funding recipients click here
2TLP is a member of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia
Statement of Commitment
Adopted By Council At The Meeting Held 20 August 1997
Greater Taree City Council recognises with respect that Indigenous Australians were the first people of this land and that the people of the Biripi Tribe were the first occupants of the Manning Valley. This recognition includes acceptance of the rights and responsibilities of Indigenous Australians to participate in decision making.
Council acknowledges the shared responsibility of all Australians to respect and encourage the development of an awareness of each others' heritage and culture. In so doing, Council recognises and respects the heritage, culture, sacred sites and special places of Indigenous Australians.
Council is committed to developing programmes to improve the well-being of all Greater Taree residents as well as facilitating Reconciliation between Indigenous and non Indigenous residents.
Council recognises that social justice and Reconciliation are fundamental to achieving positive changes. Council will continue to actively encourage Indigenous and non Indigenous Australians to work together for a just, harmonious and progressive society.