“Malleefowl Lore - bringing culture and biodiversity together”, Sat-Sun 7th & 8th April

This is a special event, bringing Mallee fowl lore and biodiversity together. The weekend will induct Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal participants into Malleefowl lore and explore the question: Can Traditional Kinship, Country, Culture and Lore bring about species protection & sustain long-term engagement in environmental management?
  • When 07 Apr, 2018 to 08 Apr, 2018 (Australia/Sydney / UTC1000)
  • Where Rick Farley Reserve, near Lake Mungo
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  • Contact Phone 0262414065
  • Attendees Open to K2C friends and supporters.
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For some time, the Knowledge Services Team, Office of Heritage and Environment, based at Wagga, has been addressing the issue of how to bring an Aboriginal cultural approach to biodiversity. Recently Geoffrey Simpson, a member of the team, talked to me about an Aboriginal depiction of Mallee fowl and how that image may be used. I found the approach mind-blowing and a whole new way of looking biodiversity through traditional cultural eyes. 

This cultural approach model is being trialed amongst Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people at on the Aboriginal managed Rick Farley Reserve adjacent to Mungo National Park and is funded by the NSW Environmental Trust. The Team has produced a paper to describe the approach. 

The Team is inviting members and friends of Kosciusko to Coast and Friends of Grasslands to join them on the 7th and 8th April. More information is available but some of the detail is being worked out. Anyone who would like to know more and or participate please contact me. If possible, we will arrange carpooling. 


Geoff Robertson


Travel: Rick Farley Reserve is located some 70km from the Visitor Centre at Lake Mungo. The latter is 147km from Balranald which in turn is 640km (7hrs) from Canberra. We plan to meet at the Visitor’s Centre at 2pm on Friday 6th and return to the Visitor’s Centre early Monday 9th. 

Facilities at Reserve: Camping available as are toilets and limited showers. Preferable bring own supplies but Reserve has 20 tents and sleeping bags etc. 

Note: Rick Farley Reserve is a DRY RESERVE - hence no alcohol is to be brought onto the reserve.