Mawonga Indigenous Protected Area
Homestead Maintenance Works
Winangakirri Aboriginal Corporation members wish to thank and acknowledge the cultural information and advice from our Elders, senior people and knowledge holders.
Mawonga Station Site Inspection
Board members and the IPA Coordinator attended a site visit to Mawonga homestead on Friday 14 May 2021 to see what needed to be done as COVID had disrupted cultural camps and visits to the property for more than 12 months.
A report outlining works that required immediate attention was then presented to the Board for their consideration.
Mawonga Homestead just after acquisition when Rick Ohlsen was living on the property
During 2021, the board held several working bees and carried out much needed maintenance and upgrades to the homestead.
Carpets in loungeroom and office needed replacing
These are the 2 rooms adjoining tiled entry and took priority over other rooms
Broken vinyl tiles in kitchen/dining area were a safety hazard. We were fortunate enough to source these tiles through a local Griffith business who had the last 21 in stock, which was enough
to make the necessary repairs to this area which reduced costs.
Window coverings were assorted and not in all bedrooms. The fading to floor coverings and
heat from bare windows needed to be addressed, so the Board made the decision to
install day/night blinds which were sourced from Bunnings.
Internal walls have not been painted during our time at Mawonga
and is probably the original paint from when the house was purchased and relocated to property.
Full internal paint of all rooms was carried out after being comprehensively cleaned.
Working Bee Weekend
Members travelled out to Mawonga on 17-19 September 2021 and assisted with cleaning and maintenance work, including servicing of evaporative air conditioner, replacing rollers in glass sliding doors and the creation of a garden at the front of the house. Thank you and well done to all involved.
Additional Working Bee weekend carried out on 29 – 30 October 2021 where floor coverings in master bedroom/walk in robe, hallway, bedrooms 2 & 3 were removed and replaced with carpet tiles. Broken towel rack replaced in main bathroom. Screen replaced on front security door and the lock replaced on back security door.