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​Woppaburra Festival

The other exciting event which occurred on the middle weekend of our mid year break was the Woppaburra Festival. This event was designed to allow traditional owners / descendants to be on country and sign off on two significant agreements. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has signed a TUMRA agreement for the next 10 years whilst NKIEEC has signed a “statement of intent “. Attached is the above mentioned items.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

Russell Reichel the chair of the GBRMPA , Bill Ludwick the local Mayor, Woppaburra Elders, 65 traditional descendants, GBRMPA staff and NKIEEC staff  were at NKIEEC for the signing of these historic agreements. A great event with much laughter, songs, workshops, reminiscing and banter about being on country. We feel  privileged to be part of the positive  journey with both the GBRMPA and the traditional owners.
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P1020481.JPG                  Opening the Leeke's Creek fish habitat reserve on Great Keppel Island. 2017.
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P1020484.JPG Welcome to country at Leeke's Creek on Great Keppel Island. 2017.

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