Uncle Boydie and Jimi Peters

This NAIDOC Week, join William Cooper’s long walk to freedom

By Alf ‘Uncle Boydie’ Turner (pictured right) and Jimi Peters (pictured left) While the name Nelson Mandela is known worldwide, few non-Indigenous Australians could say very much about his equivalent trailblazers in their own country. One of those trailblazers was William Cooper (1860-1941), a proud Yorta Yorta man, political activist and community leader, who a century […]

Naidoc Week 2022 Oxfam's History Working with First Peoples

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with Us

The first week of July marks the start of NAIDOC Week, where we celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week isn’t just for Indigenous communities, it’s also an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate one of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. After […]

Loss and damage finance: where the rubber hits the road for climate justice

Extreme weather events and increasing humanitarian need  Continued inaction has created a climate crisis with more extreme weather events happening more frequently. These events disproportionately affect communities already facing crises related to conflict, food insecurity, and the economic shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even worse inadequate loss and damage finance from rich countries, who are […]

Oxfam CE Lyn Morgain and David Jago - grandson of Aboriginal political activist and community leader William Cooper

Welcome to Ngapa!

Oxfam Australia is privileged to name our new head office “Ngapa” in honour of William Cooper.

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