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Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Ngulingah Nimbin Rock Rangers

The Bundjalung people are the original custodians of the northern coastal areas of New South Wales and this area continues to hold special significance. One of the key cultural sites is Nimbin Rocks, which was once used as an initiation ground for their young boys.

Nimbin Rocks are part of an ancient, eroded volcanic dyke and located just south of the Nimbin township. It is the home of a number of threatened or vulnerable flora as well as being an important habitat for the glossy black cockatoo. The Ngulingah Nimbin Rock Rangers are employed to protect and restore the environmental health on the two properties of approximately 119 hectares that surround this important cultural site.

The rangers are also collecting seeds and propagating and revegetating native plants that are suitable for bush food or other traditional uses. These plant species also feature in a demonstration site that the rangers are establishing to help share cultural knowledge amongst the wider community.

Administration Organisation
Ngulingah Local Aboriginal Land Council
Nimbin Rocks landscape Photo © Noel King
Nimbin Rocks landscape Photo © Noel King