As part of the Remarkable Southern Flinders project, Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North (RDAYMN) welcomed project partner, the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW), on a recent tour of the Southern Flinders Ranges.
FNPW President, Patrick Medley, CEO, Ian Darbyshire and Project Committee Chair, David Pumphrey were greeted in Port Pirie by John Pirie Secondary School First Nations students for a tour of their bush tucker garden ‘Urumbula’.
The tour saw the students inform the group of different plants that have cultural significance to many First Nations people across the country, including Eremophila Longifolia which plays an important part in the local Nukunu culture.
Over the next two days, the group was joined by District Ranger, Danny Doyle and RDAYMN’s Alan Zubrinich who guided the group through the stunning Southern Flinders Ranges visiting the iconic Alligator Gorge in Mount Remarkable National Park and spotting 12 Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabies in Telowie Gorge Conservation Park, which is their most southern colony.
The tour allowed for members to immerse themselves in the Southern Flinders Ranges and allowed the Remarkable Southern Flinders project partners to collaborate further on this conservation and tourism project.
The Department for Environment and Water acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Nations of the lands and waters we live and work upon and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge and respect the deep spiritual connection and the relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to Country.
The Department works in partnership with the First Peoples of South Australia and supports their Nations to take a leading role in caring for their Country.