Indigenous Communities

and the Environment

Gumma New South Wales

Declared Indigenous Protected Areas in New South Wales

 

 

Kalka

Brewarrina Ngemba Billabong Indigenous Protected Area

Located on the Barwon River, the 261 hectare property is part of the Murray-Darling Basin. Four endangered species make their home at Brewarrina Ngemba Billabong - the brolga, the blue-billed duck, the freckled duck and the red-tailed black cockatoo. The property's emergent wetlands and open woodlands contain such plants as native water lilies, river redgums and coolibah.

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Boorabee and The Willows Indigenous Protected Area

Boorabee and The Willows Indigenous Protected Area

Boorabee and The Willows cover 2900 hectares, providing a home for one of Australia's most iconic species - the koala. The traditional owners of Boorabee and The Willows, the Ngoorabul people, recognise the koala as a totemic species. The place name Boorabee itself is derived from the Ngoorabul word for koala 'boor-bee'.

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Gumma Indigenous Protected Area

Gumma Indigenous Protected Area

Just south of Nambucca Heads on the north coast of New South Wales, next to the Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park, Gumma is an idyllic coastal haven.

 

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Gumma Indigenous Protected Area

Minyumai Indigenous Protected Area

At Minyumai Indigenous Protected Area, ancient rainforests and floodplain wetlands act as a gateway to some of the largest coastal forests of far northern New South Wales. Minyumai covers over 2,100 hectares of paperbark groves and scribbly gum, swamp mahogany and bloodwood forests - as well as rare patches of lush rainforest.

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Ngunya Jargoon Indigenous Protected Area

Ngunya Jargoon Indigenous Protected Area

Stretching over 1,114 hectares of the Lower Richmond Valley on the northern coast of New South Wales, Ngunya Jargoon Indigenous Protected Area is a refuge for an extraordinary number of plants and animals.

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Tarriwa Kurrukun Indigenous Protected Area

Tarriwa Kurrukun Indigenous Protected Area

The Tarriwa Kurrukun Indigenous Protected Area covers 930 hectares of wetlands and stringy bark forest, home to an amazing diversity of plants and animals. Tarriwa Kurrukun means 'strong one' in the Banbai Nation language, the traditional owners of this country. The Banbai's ongoing connection to Tarriwa Kurrukun dates back thousands of years. The central ridgelines of the property contain a number of scarred trees and isolated artefacts.

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Toogimbie Indigenous Protected Area

Toogimbie Indigenous Protected Area

Situated north of the famous Hay Plain, Toogimbie includes flat former pasture lands contrasting with eucalypt-lined creeks and waterways, and a nearby floodplain. The traditional life of the Nari Nari people revolved around Toogimbie's wetlands, which are home to totem animals and traditional medicines.

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Wattleridge Indigenous Protected Area

Wattleridge Indigenous Protected Area

Situated about 35 kilometres north-east of the New England township of Guyra, Wattleridge covers nearly six and a half square kilometres of botanically diverse bushland growing on outcropping granite country. Bounded by the Sara River flowing to the north, the land's rocky ridges and rolling landscape are separated by forested valley flats, picturesque creeks and tumbling waterfalls.

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Weilmoringle Indigenous Protected Area

Weilmoringle Indigenous Protected Area

At the Weilmoringle Indigenous Protected Area, scarred, grey eucalypts dot the landscape, providing roosts for Major Mitchell cockatoos while brolgas feed around the many shallow creeks and swamps. Found in central New South Wales, near the Queensland border, Weilmoringle covers an area of 3,500 hectares.

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