Jangu Nundhirribala

ANKAAA Director

Jangu NundhirribalaJangu Nundhirribala, was born in East Arnhem Land and has spent most of her life in the Numbulwar community.

Known as the ‘Matron of Numbulwar’, as a young woman she was chosen to train as an assistant in nursing at Darwin General Hospital and on completion of her training, returned to Numbulwar where she worked for the next 20 years. Jangu Nundhirribala completed further training to become an Aboriginal Health Worker and later a Senior Health Worker.

In 2014 she was awarded for her lifetime service to the community with a Care and Compassion medal at the NT Pride of Australia Awards.

Jangu has also coordinated a respite care service in Numbulwar, has worked at the Numbulwar School as a translator, and today represents the Numburindi Artists Association


Nunggubuyo, Anindilyawkwa & English


Darwin/Katherine, Numbulwar 

Governance & Further Qualifications

  • ANKAAA Director