Nallawilli Office Wares A4 paper
Nallawilli began with the idea of launching First Nation branded office supplies, specifically paper as there was a growing desire for businesses to purchase from indigenous companies. Working with Staples Nallawilli launched their own brand of A4 paper in 2003, soon followed by other basic office supplies. Nallawilli was proudly a First Nation business from the beginning with the goal of aligning its commercial interests with a responsibility to Community and Mother Earth, and to give back.
As one business took off other opportunities arose to provide value for customers and opportunity to upskill young First Nation talent. Nallawilli Technology was born in 2015 providing a range of technical services including MS teams training and has now evolved into a large E-commerce store with a tier 1 partnership with Lenovo.
This fueled the flames of what Nallawilli could become.
As the company’s message and values has grown its attracted some amazing talent and forward thinking company’s who want to work with us to help First Nation Australians close the gap.
We now distribute and sell our own brands of water, cleaning products, PPE equipment, have modular housing projects under development, offer drone services and still sell A4 paper as well as a wide range of office products. In June 2021 we created a joint venture with Winc which together we will grow it into the largest distributor of office products and put procurement dollars back into community by giving more than 20% of the profit each year via the Pauline E. McLeod Foundation.
We are now on our way to fulfil our goal to become the largest First nation business of its type in Australia, working in many industries and leading the way for the next generation of indigenous entrepreneurs
Updated Nallawilli Office Wares A4 paper still going strong in 2020
Our core values
Nallawilli translates as “to sit down and listen to one another”. The word Nallawilli comes from the Darug Nation and is one of the 758 Nations that make up the First Nations of Australia.
Roderick’s younger sister, Pauline E. McLeod was a well-known storyteller and presenter on Play School with the ABC and was given permission from the Darug Elders to use the word Nallawilli. Pauline loved the meaning of the word and believed passionately in reconciliation and shared values. These values reflect the cultural heritage that Nallawilli stands for.
The Nallawilli logo represents people from all walks of life coming together to share their stories around a fire – which has been part of the culture of First Nation people for many thousands of years. This sentiment reflects the philosophy of the Nallawilli Group which is to ensure that we share our knowledge and experiences of the past to collaborate together for the future.
Nallawilli recognises, respects and acknowledges our First Nations Peoples and all Traditional Ancestral Bloodline Original Owners and their Descendants throughout Australia. We pay our deepest respects to Elders past, present and those of the future, for they have held and still hold their Spiritual Traditional Belonging, Lore, Languages, Ceremonies, Memories and Hopes while maintaining continuity with their Country