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Thamarrurr Development Corporation

Frances Mardinga

Began work: 2008 – 2013, 2016 Country: Fossil Head

About Me


  • Weed management – spraying Mimosa, Mission grass,

Gamba grass, Bellyache bush, Rubber bush

  • Quarantine work with NAQS checking blood, meat
  • ENI Bore monitoring
  • Maintain vehicles and equipment
  • Boat patrol – check on fishing boats
  • Fisheries survey and biological testing NTG Fisheries
  • Taking traditional owners out on country
  • Support old people with bush food, medicine, weaving supplies
  • Clearing up outstations
  • Marine debris
  • Recycling and rubbish art
  • Erect signs on Aboriginal land
  • Prescribed burning
  • Planning with traditional owners, Government agencies
  • Nursery work
  • Reports and computer work

Highlights of job

Cleaning up around base, driving out bush, gardening and nursery, working with school kids

Training goals

Computer skills, gardening


  • Training H3IG28MT62             10098993                Date Completed
    Certificate II CLM 2016
    First Aid 2010
    Gun training 2011
    Coxswains 2016
    Quad bikes 2016
    4WD 2012
    Snake catcher 2016
    Chemicals level 2 2016
    Operational maintenance machinery level 2 2016

    Training plan

    Certificate III CLM

    LLN practice for recycling and office work