- Also known as
primary name: Amagula, Nandjwarra
other name: Amagula, Nandjwarra Nanungumirribiya
other name: Amagula, Nanjiwarra Nanungumirribiya
other name: Armagoola, Nandjiwarra
- individual; chief/native leader; Indigenous Australian; Australian; Male
- Life dates
- Artist, respected Aboriginal leader and Justice of the Peace. Awarded an MBE in 1970 for his community work. In 1969 was Chairman of the Angurugu Council on Groote Eylandt where he was involved in securing negotiating areas to be protected from mining. Second Aboriginal magistrate appointed for the Northern Territory in 1974. In 1981, was chairman of executive of the Aboriginal Cultural Foundation, Darwin and in 1985, Chairman of the Groote Eylandt Aboriginal Task Force. Also worked on Aboriginal Benefits Trust Fund and BHP Royalties Trust Fund. Played the role of Charlie in Peter Weir's 1997 film, The Last Wave. Represented in collections of National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
- K. Beazley, MP, Respect is a starting point, The Canberra Times, 13 February, 1969
N. Amagula (trans. by J. Stokes), Comments by two Groote Eylandters in K. Cole (ed.) Groote Eylandt stories: changing patterns of life among the Aborigines of Groote Eylandt, Church Missionary Historical Publications Trust (Vict), 1972 pp.75-80
The Canberra Times, 22 January, 1969, p.8
The Canberra Times 28 November 1974, p.16
Hon. Tom Pauling, Speech given at the official opening of the 17th Biennial Conference of the Association of Australian Magistrates, Darwin, 12 June 2010.