Muruwari (More-roo-worry) means, ‘to fall (warri) with a fighting club (murru) in one’s hand’.

Muruwari people are the first Australian’s from the Culgoa River region of northern New South Wales, Australia.

The Muruwari people were an important group who occupied an area of Australia from about Cunnamulla in South West Queensland, southward to the northern bank of the Barwon River near Brewarrina, New South Wales. The Muruwari area included the towns and stations of Barringun, Enngonia, Weilmoringle, Milroy, Mundiwa, Warraweena, Goomballie, Fords Bridge, Yantabulla, and Warroo in New South Wales and; Caiwarro, Tinninburra, Weela, and Mulga Downs in Queensland.

These are the people of Biodiversity Australia’s Managing Director Steven Noy. Understanding where he comes from, helps us to understand where he is going and why he is dedicated to providing real opportunities to indigenous people.


As a 100% indigenous owned business, we understand the role that business has to play in integrating with and supporting our local community. Our initiatives and involvement in corporate responsibility include indigenous and non-indigenous activities.

Biodiversity Australia is an advocate for Aboriginal employment opportunities and work with organisations such as Aboriginal Employment Strategies (AES) and Griffith University’s Gumurrii Centre to develop graduate programs and employment opportunities for indigenous students and employees.