Weilmoringle Indigenous Protected Area – a historic moment

Elders Josie Byno and Ray Barker celebrate the Weilmoringle declaration

Elders Josie Byno and Ray Barker celebrate the Weilmoringle declaration

The Murrawarri people of central New South Wales have celebrated the return of their country and the declaration of the Weilmoringle Indigenous Protected Area. The Murrawarri have been working with the Indigenous Land Corporation for many years to purchase Weilmoringle, a 3,500 hectare property on the New South Wales and Queensland border.

Murrawarri people unveil the sign of their new Indigenous Protected Area.

Murrawarri people unveil the sign of their new Indigenous Protected Area

In an emotional celebration, five elders who made the original application for the land were honoured for their hard work. They received life memberships of the Weilmoringle Holding Company – the organisation set up by the Murrawarri Tribal Aboriginal Corporation to manage country.

Miranda, Parks Australia

 

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