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Aboriginal Rangers

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Aboriginal rangers undertake a variety of land management work - from feral animal and plant control, rock art conservation and fire management. They are largely responsible for looking after vast tracts of country with limited resources. This has led to some interesting innovations in land management.

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Image #1. Aboriginal Rangers Yolngu Aboriginal person Bruce Lirrwa releases a northern quoll on remote Astell Island, in the English Company Group off north-east Arnhem Land.

Image #2. Aboriginal Rangers Yolngu Aboriginal person Bruce Lirrwa releases a northern quoll on remote Astell Island, in the English Company Group off north-east Arnhem Land.

Image #3. Aboriginal Rangers Djelk Indigenous Protected Area covers 673,200 hectares of central Arnhem Land plateau country, woodlands, floodplains and coastal areas out into the Arafura Sea. pigs on the floodplains - Djelk ranger Victor Rostron

Image #4. Aboriginal Rangers The Warrdeken Indigenous Protected Area, east of kakadu NP, is a large area that has been incorporated into the National Reserve Systme of parks and reserves. It is managed by local Aboriginal people who have responsibility for looking after the area, which is rich in fauna and flora and aboriginal cultural sites. Victor Garlngarr and Barbara Guriwalwal gather Anbinik seedlings to re-establish the tree in burnt-out areas.

Image #5. Aboriginal Rangers Djelk Indigenous Protected Area covers 673,200 hectares of central Arnhem Land plateau country, woodlands, floodplains and coastal areas out into the Arafura Sea magpie geese in a billabong Djelk Ranger Victor Rostron

Image #6. Aboriginal Rangers Djelk sea rangers patrol the coast of Arnhem Land for quarantine and customs, checking on illegal fishing and other potential breaches of Australian law. One boat: Samuel Gulwa, Samson Dudamga, Colin James and Deon Cooper. Other boat: Alwyn Pascoe and Alfie Galaminda

Image #7. Aboriginal Rangers Djelk sea rangers patrol the coast of Arnhem Land for quarantine and customs, checking on illegal fishing and other potential breaches of Australian law. One boat: Samuel Gulwa, Samson Dudamga, Colin James and Deon Cooper. Other boat: Alwyn Pascoe and Alfie Galaminda

Image #8. Aboriginal Rangers Djelk sea rangers patrol the coast of Arnhem Land for quarantine and customs, checking on illegal fishing and other potential breaches of Australian law. One boat: Samuel Gulwa, Alwyn Pascoe and Lincoln -----------. Other boat: Deon Cooper, Alfie Galaminda, Colin James. Patrolling the entrance to the Blyth River.

Image #9. Aboriginal Rangers Djelk sea rangers patrol the coast of Arnhem Land for quarantine and customs, checking on illegal fishing and other potential breaches of Australian law. One boat: Samuel Gulwa, Alwyn Pascoe and Lincoln -----------. Other boat: Deon Cooper, Alfie Galaminda, Colin James. Patrolling the entrance to the Blyth River.

Image #10. Aboriginal Rangers Djelk sea rangers patrol the coast of Arnhem Land for quarantine and customs, checking on illegal fishing and other potential breaches of Australian law. One boat: Samuel Gulwa, Alwyn Pascoe and Lincoln -----------. Other boat: Deon Cooper, Alfie Galaminda, Colin James. Patrolling the entrance to the Blyth River.

Image #11. Aboriginal Rangers Djelk sea rangers patrol the coast of Arnhem Land for quarantine and customs, checking on illegal fishing and other potential breaches of Australian law. One boat: Samuel Gulwa, Alwyn Pascoe and Lincoln -----------. Other boat: Deon Cooper, Alfie Galaminda, Colin James. Alwyn Pascoe (at the wheel), Samuel Galwa (older man) and Lincoln ----- hit rough weather on their way back from a patrol to the Blyth River

Image #12. Aboriginal Rangers Cybertracker hand-held devices to log details

Image #13. Aboriginal Rangers Warddeken IPA - indigenous landowners walk across their country to reaquaint themselves with names and places. Landscape and aerials of the Arnhem Land plateau and stone country

Image #14. Aboriginal Rangers Warddeken IPA - indigenous landowners walk across their country to reaquaint themselves with names and places. Landscape and aerials of the Arnhem Land plateau and stone country. Setting traps for small mamals amongst the stone country with scientist Terry -------. Bulman ranger Leon Lawrence

Image #15. Aboriginal Rangers Fire workshop at Ngaliyindi in eastern Arnhem Land hosted by Gurruwiling rangers, SE Arafura rangers and traditional owners. Ngaliyindi is on the escarpment overlooking the Arafura Swamp (Gurruwiling) from the eastern side. Indigenous land management Aboriginal rangers. Setting small animal traps with scientist Kym Brennan: Daniel Djipu, James Gurmu

Image #16. Aboriginal Rangers Kakadu National Park in the Top End of northern Australia is one of the world's Heritage areas and a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. During the wet season creeks and rivers flood and areas become isolated - rangers use an airboat to search the floodplains for weeds during the wet season - Charlie Whittaker and Fred Hunter (driving). Salvinia in Dja Dja billabong

Image #17. Aboriginal Rangers Limmen National Park is situated on the western side of the Gulf of Carpentaria, in the Top End of the Northern Territory. Country surrounding the Limmen Bight, Towns and Roper rivers, traditionally owned by the Marra Aboriginal people of the Gulf region. Rangers David Barrett (short hair) and Nicholas Fitzpatrick travel down the Limmen River

Image #18. Aboriginal Rangers Limmen National Park is situated on the western side of the Gulf of Carpentaria, in the Top End of the Northern Territory. Country surrounding the Limmen Bight, Towns and Roper rivers, traditionally owned by the Marra Aboriginal people of the Gulf region. Rangers David Barrett (short hair) and Nicholas Fitzpatrick travel down the Limmen River

Image #19. Aboriginal Rangers Limmen National Park is situated on the western side of the Gulf of Carpentaria, in the Top End of the Northern Territory. Country surrounding the Limmen Bight, Towns and Roper rivers, traditionally owned by the Marra Aboriginal people of the Gulf region - traditional owner Clarrie Rogers - with rangers from the Yugul Mangi Rangers

Image #20. Aboriginal Rangers Aerial views of the Warddeken IPA in western Arnhem Land, following the route of explorer and surveyor David Lindsay Flora from the area and the high reaches of the Liverpool River. Aboriginal and indigenous country and economy - Lindsay art site - archeaologist Daryl Wesley, with Warddeken rangers Ray Nadjamerrek (baseball hat) and Gavin Namarnyilk record art in this gallery devoted to Lindsay's expedition which passed by this place. It was confirmed by the make of the rifles recorded o

Image #21. Aboriginal Rangers Aerial views of the Warddeken IPA in western Arnhem Land, following the route of explorer and surveyor David Lindsay Flora from the area and the high reaches of the Liverpool River. Aboriginal and indigenous country and economy

Image #22. Aboriginal Rangers Fish River is a former pastoral station that was purchased by the Indigenous Land Corporation. Indigenous rangers do much of the work on the stationFish River is a former pastoral station that was purchased by the Indigenous Land Corporation. Indigenous rangers do much of the work on the station. Fish River Rangers L to R: Wally Johnston

Image #23. Aboriginal Rangers Fish River is a former pastoral station that was purchased by the Indigenous Land Corporation. Indigenous rangers do much of the work on the stationFish River is a former pastoral station that was purchased by the Indigenous Land Corporation. Indigenous rangers do much of the work on the station. Fish River Rangers L to R: Jack Daly, Wally Johnston, Rodney Maranya,

Image #24. Aboriginal Rangers Native animals can sometimes become a nuisance if their numbers explode. Around Katherine in the Top End bats, or flying foxes, and wallabies can damage the environment. Rangers have the job of repairing damage. Ranger Phillip Runyu uses an all-terrain vehicle to patrol for feral animals in Nitmiluk National Park, near Katherine.

Image #25. Aboriginal Rangers Fish River is a former pastoral station that was purchased by the Indigenous Land Corporation. Indigenous rangers do much of the work on the stationFish River is a former pastoral station that was purchased by the Indigenous Land Corporation. Indigenous rangers do much of the work on the station. Desmond Daly uses a spray vehicle with chemicals to undertake weeds program

Image #26. Aboriginal Rangers Fish River is a former pastoral station that was purchased by the Indigenous Land Corporation. Indigenous rangers do much of the work on the stationFish River is a former pastoral station that was purchased by the Indigenous Land Corporation. Indigenous rangers do much of the work on the station. Desmond Daly uses a spray vehicle with chemicals to undertake weeds program

Image #27. Aboriginal Rangers Lisa Carroll and Ross Macdougald operate Native Extracts, a business in northern NSW, that extracts essential oils and active ingredients from native plants. They source their plants from indigenous communities (such as the Githabul community - Rob and Gloria Williams) and small plantation growers like Sheryl Rennie of Possum Creek Bush Foods

Image #28. Aboriginal Rangers Warddeken IPA - Arnhem Land - survey of rock art in the Kunbambuk estate - recording rock art - warddeken ranger Randy Yirbarbuk

Image #29. Aboriginal Rangers Lisa Carroll and Ross Macdougald operate Native Extracts, a business in northern NSW, that extracts essential oils and active ingredients from native plants. They source their plants from indigenous communities (such as the Githabul community - Rob and Gloria Williams) and small plantation growers like Sheryl Rennie of Possum Creek Bush Foods

Image #30. Aboriginal Rangers Warddeken rangers conduct a burning program on the Arnhem Land plateau: Greg Lippo (glue hat and dreds), Ted Maralngurra (hat and greyish beard), Keenan Nayinggul (black T-shirt under shirt), Ray Nadjamerreck (son of Keith, big smile), Keith Nadjamerreck (older skinny man in shorts), Jonah Djumburri (beard and black hat), Zacariah Namarnyilk (blue pants), Bernard Garnarradj (blower at rock art site and first burner)

Image #31. Aboriginal Rangers Warddeken rangers conduct a burning program on the Arnhem Land plateau: Greg Lippo (glue hat and dreds), Ted Maralngurra (hat and greyish beard), Keenan Nayinggul (black T-shirt under shirt), Ray Nadjamerreck (son of Keith, big smile), Keith Nadjamerreck (older skinny man in shorts), Jonah Djumburri (beard and black hat), Zacariah Namarnyilk (blue pants), Bernard Garnarradj (blower at rock art site and first burner)

Image #32. Aboriginal Rangers Warddeken rangers conduct a burning program on the Arnhem Land plateau: Greg Lippo (glue hat and dreds), Ted Maralngurra (hat and greyish beard), Keenan Nayinggul (black T-shirt under shirt), Ray Nadjamerreck (son of Keith, big smile), Keith Nadjamerreck (older skinny man in shorts), Jonah Djumburri (beard and black hat), Zacariah Namarnyilk (blue pants), Bernard Garnarradj (blower at rock art site and first burner)

Image #33. Aboriginal Rangers Warddeken rangers conduct a burning program on the Arnhem Land plateau: Greg Lippo (glue hat and dreds), Ted Maralngurra (hat and greyish beard), Keenan Nayinggul (black T-shirt under shirt), Ray Nadjamerreck (son of Keith, big smile), Keith Nadjamerreck (older skinny man in shorts), Jonah Djumburri (beard and black hat), Zacariah Namarnyilk (blue pants), Bernard Garnarradj (blower at rock art site and first burner)

Image #34. Aboriginal Rangers Arnhem Land paperbark swamp - a typical environment for long-neck turtles which are much prized as Aboriginal bush tucker. Djelk ranger, Stuart Ankin.

Image #35. Aboriginal Rangers Graham Kenyon (left) and nephew David are traditional owners of the Fogg Dam and are also employed by the P&WCNT as a ranger and trainee ranger. Photographer: David Hancock. Copyright: SkyScans.

Image #36. Aboriginal Rangers Wagiman-Guwardagun Rangers - Kenny Liddy sprays weeds as part of the ranger program to look after their country around Pine Creek.

Image #37. Aboriginal Rangers Rangers in Kakadu national park use an airboat during the wet season to patrol for weeds

Image #38. Aboriginal Rangers Tiwi Marine rangers

Image #39. Aboriginal Rangers Wagiman-Guwardagun Rangers (Jabul Huddleston at front and chief ranger) - undertake land management activities on their country near Pine Creek.

Image #40. Aboriginal Rangers Aboriginal rangers at Kakadu NP use an airboat to search for outbreaks of Mimosa pigra on Magela floodplains - L-R: David Brown & Freddy Hunter.

 

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