In July 2021 the Wangkamadla people’s rights were formally recognised in a native title determination.

The native title encompasses seven cattle stations (including parts of Kamaran Downs Station) one-fifth of the Munga-Thirri National Park and parts of the Simpson Desert, Cravens Peak and Ethabuka Nature Reserve.

A celebration was held in August 2022 at Craven’s Peak and Nell and I flew north in our Cessna 210 to join the ceremony.

The ceremony included a Welcome to Country by Aunty Isabel Tarrago, a smoking ceremony by Trevor Dempsey, speeches and formal presentations.

Cravens Peak Reserve has been renamed as Pilungah Reserve. Learn more here

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