Moriarty Foundation was founded in Borroloola in the Gulf of Carpentaria in NT, the second most remote community in Australia. The Yanyuwa have resided in the area for thousands of years and describe themselves as li-antha-wirriyara, or people of the salt water. The story of the birth of the Yanyuwa is one of the oldest tales in the world, dating back 40,000 years. Local languages include Yanyuwa, Garrwa, Marra, Gudanji, and Binbingka.
Borroloola and its surrounding communities face complex multi-generational issues of deprivation and trauma. Local challenges include severe disadvantage and lifelong poverty which stem from extremely low standards of education, health, and employment. People face overcrowding, insecure tenancy, water contamination, and failing health hardware.
It is these challenges that inspire Moriarty Foundation to deliver considerable health, education, and community impacts to all the communities we serve. Moriarty Foundation’s programs are now delivered in community hubs across NT, NSW and QLD.