Namadji Ngambri Mingku
aka Shane Mortimer
In 2016 Shane Mortimer (Mingku) created an international legal precedent when he was awarded an interlocutory injunction to stop the transfer of land title in the ACT based on his assertion of Allodial Title. Mingku’s allodial origins are in the Namadji Nation Ngambri Country. The name Canberra derives from Ngambri. He was born in Sydney, which makes him indigenous to Sydney, although his allodial roots are Canberra. Shane has worked in international management in the corporate world in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, New Bremen/Ohio and Chicago/Ilinois as well as Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.
After leaving international management, he produced radio commercials in Sydney, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. Then he worked as a publicist and producer of theatrical productions in Sydney. Over 20 years ago fate brought Shane back to his allodial home, Canberra, to reside. He is passionate about his ancestral connections to Ngambri country since the beginning of time.