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Young fellas learning and sharing stories from our old people at Munurru (King Edward River Campground).

Feels good being on country.

Come and visit our country and find out more about our Wanjina Wunggurr culture.

Buy your Uunguu Visitor Pass before entering so we know who is visiting.

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I'm very proud of my son Terence. He is now Manager of the Uunguu Rangers Camp at Munuru. He looks after the tourists taking them safely to see our beautiful country

Do you fellas know the story of the Sunburst wandjina paintings not far from the river?

Awesome guys, keep the stories coming, love them

Wonderful place. Look forward to returning soonπŸ˜„πŸ˜„

Awesome πŸ‘great to see you Ebony β€οΈπŸ‘πŸ˜Ž

Solid ebony.

Awesome you mob, sharing stories and language. Keep up g8 work.

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Today, 7th September is Threatened Species Day.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank Traditional Owners for the work they do on Wunambal Gaambera Country monitoring threatened species and keeping Country healthy.  Our healthy country operations, as set out in our Healthy Country Plan, have kept our country healthy with no plants, animals, fish or diigu (bird) species or their habitats, that are here today, being lost.  There are over 1,600 plant species on Wunambal Gaambera Country and over 100 of these are not found anywhere else in Australia. Many species living on our country are threatened. One example, as pictured below, held by Terrick Bin Sali, is the Northern Quoll, Little Spotted Cat, Dasyurus hallucatus or wijingarri (in Wunambal language) or bangajii (in Gaambera language).  This spotted cat is generally called native cat or bush cat in English. It is an excellent hunter for small animals, they can be very aggressive and have a nasty bite.  They are found in the rocky areas of Ngauwudu (Mitchell Plateau).  Northern Quolls are threatened by cane toads, which first arrived on Wunambal Gaambera Country a few years ago. We are monitoring quolls numbers with camera traps to see how their populations are coping.  Have you seen a Northern Quoll? Share your photos.  Photos below show Uunguu Rangers and Healthy Country team setting up camera traps at Ngauwudu.  Photo by Mark Jones,   for our partner  Bush Heritage Australia  World Wildlife Fund WWF-Australia WWF Environs Kimberley Kimberley Land Council Indigenous Business Australia ABC Indigenous Telstra Bank of Queensland - BOQ

Today, 7th September is Threatened Species Day.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Traditional Owners for the work they do on Wunambal Gaambera Country monitoring threatened species and keeping Country healthy.

Our healthy country operations, as set out in our Healthy Country Plan, have kept our country healthy with no plants, animals, fish or diigu (bird) species or their habitats, that are here today, being lost.

There are over 1,600 plant species on Wunambal Gaambera Country and over 100 of these are not found anywhere else in Australia. Many species living on our country are threatened. One example, as pictured below, held by Terrick Bin Sali, is the Northern Quoll, Little Spotted Cat, Dasyurus hallucatus or wijingarri (in Wunambal language) or bangajii (in Gaambera language).

This spotted cat is generally called native cat or bush cat in English. It is an excellent hunter for small animals, they can be very aggressive and have a nasty bite.

They are found in the rocky areas of Ngauwudu (Mitchell Plateau).

Northern Quolls are threatened by cane toads, which first arrived on Wunambal Gaambera Country a few years ago. We are monitoring quolls numbers with camera traps to see how their populations are coping.

Have you seen a Northern Quoll? Share your photos.

Photos below show Uunguu Rangers and Healthy Country team setting up camera traps at Ngauwudu.

Photo by Mark Jones, for our partner Bush Heritage Australia

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Lili Prins stewie πŸ₯°

We have partnered with Telstra, with our Right Way fire program, to help reduce their carbon emissions. Here is a video they made which uses footage taken from our recent cultural fire walk up the King Edward River. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Healthy Country team, with Traditional Owner, Helen Waina setting up and retrieving data from camera traps on Gaambera Country as part of our annual monitoring work. The trip was supported by WWF who have partnered with WGAC on our threatened species work.

There are more than 600 islands in Wunambal Gaambera Country and only the largest ones have been surveyed for threatened species. Islands can provide a refuge or safe haven for animals from threats on the mainland like feral cats.

On this trip, in August, we retrieved camera traps from 6 islands in the Osborn Island and Eclipse Island groups. Preliminary results are promising with a bandicoot species identified on one of the islands. On Wunambal Gaambera Country we get brown bandicoots, garimbu and golden bandicoots or little bandicoots, bundilarri. Borda Island has a known population of the threatened nabarlek, rock wallaby. Echidnas were also common on several islands.

We are also doing long term camera trap monitoring on the mainland to look after species there, including northern quolls (wijingarri - Wunambal, bangajii, Gaambera) that have declined since the arrival of cane toads.

Watch this short video to find out about our monitoring work.

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Way to go Helen β€οΈπŸ‘πŸ˜Ž

Uunguu Rangers and Wunambal Gaambera Traditional Owners preparing for junba a few weeks ago at Munurru

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Marshall Black

This happened the other night at Munurru (King Edward River Campground)!!!

Junba dance and song has been performed for thousands of years for celebration and coming together.

In this video Wunambal Gaambera people performed a junba in front of tourists visiting and staying at Munurru.

Find out more about our Wanjina Wunggurr culture; or you can visit our country in the far north Kimberley, Western Australia.

See our visitor locations on our website, which include the iconic Punamii-Uunpuu (Mitchell Falls). And be sure to purchase your Uunguu Visitor Pass so we know you are safely travelling through our Country.

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We need the video of the ladies dance …. VERY different story telling from the Pilbara and or Southern Areas Of WA

Wow that's awesome, so wish we saw this during our stay at Munurru back in June. Hopefully next time πŸ™‚

Shannon Atherton

Brilliant !

Little Mertens campground and Port Warrender Rd are closed due to a fire on the Mitchell Falls road. Munurru campground is still open.  Photo of Munurru  @balanggarra @wilinggin_aboriginal_corp @outbackspirittours @aptouring @australiasnorthwest @derby_visitor_centre @visitbroome @westernaustralia

Little Mertens campground and Port Warrender Rd are closed due to a fire on the Mitchell Falls road. Munurru campground is still open.

Photo of Munurru

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1 month ago

CONGRATULATIONS πŸŽ‰

Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation (WGAC) took out the National Landcare Award, Indigenous Land Management category hosted in Sydney this year via zoom!!

Catherine Goonack, WGAC Chair shares her thanks and congratulations.

β€œWe are very proud to be recognised for our healthy country work on Wunambal Gaambera Country. Our Healthy Country team, with our Uunguu Rangers work really hard and it is so good to be recognised by all Australia. Thank you to everyone in the team who work to keep our Wunambal Gaambera Country healthy for future generations.”

Watch video of Uunguu Ranger, Ildephonse Cheinmora on the recent award win πŸ₯‡.

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Huge congrats guys, great achievement. We spent 3 days recently at the Munurru camp ground and absolutely loved it and the tour our guide Terry took us on. Keep the wonderful work up. πŸ‘

Congratulations WGAC Healthy Country team! ⭐️

To deadly my mother πŸ’– Ildephonse Brian Michael Cheinmora you don't know how much your warnoo would be so PROUD of you 😁πŸ₯Ί he'll always be looking down on you & guiding you πŸ’–

Awesome mate

Well done team WG!

Deadly!

Congratulations mamagalls πŸ‘

Congratulations πŸ’πŸŽ‰ awesome work maama Ildi πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ½

Brilliant!

Congratulations - fantastic recognition.

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