Welcome to Kimberley country!

Richard uses beeswax to get the best sound at the ceremony

We’re all here in the remote northern Kimberley preparing for the Uunguu Indigenous Protected Areas declaration… and it is all go on the ground, on the sea and in the air.

Uunguu Indigenous Protected Area is made up of more than 340,000 hectares – taking in the spectacular heights of the Mitchell Falls to the rightfully famous Kimberley coast.

Yesterday we spent time out on country with rangers Derek and Raymond. They showed some of the amazing rock art of this special place – plus we were grateful to get the chance to cool off in a beautiful swimming waterhole.

Last night senior man Richard made a didgeridoo to play at tomorrow’s ceremony. Made out of bloodwood, and painted with ochre, Richard used a glue made from native honeycomb to make the instrument had just the right sound.

We’re really looking forward to tomorrow’s ceremony – watch this space!

Miranda, Parks Australia

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