Karajarri Traditional Lands Association
Origin and meaning
Kurriji Pa Yajula
A Pukarrikarra (Dreaming) site for Karajarri people. Contains two jila (permanent water sources), namely Kurriji and Yajula.
Nyangumarta name for the salt and freshwater marshlands that stretch from the desert to the coast. The term is used by both Nyangumarta and Karajarri people.
Karajarri-place-name for the area known as Cape Missiessy, the northern point of Eighty Mile Beach. Karajarri people had a fish trap (kunjunku) at Jinmarnkurr and often caught pirala (whiskered salmon).
These areas are managed through a Joint Management Body (JMB), which includes personnel from both the KTLA and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. The JMBs will make management decisions, provide input into how management strategies are implemented, and monitor the implementation of the plan. The Karajarri Rangers are the operational team for all on-ground works within the parks and reserves.
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