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Roving ranger at Muttonbird Island

Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve

Overview

If you happen to be near Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve these school holidays, drop by and listen to an Aboriginal NPWS roving ranger talking about the cultural significance of the island.

When

Monday 16 December, Wednesday 18 December and Monday 23 December 2019, 9am to 12pm.

Where
Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve
Accessibility
Hard
Grade
Easy. Suitable for all ages.
Price
Free
Meeting point
Muttonbird Island Outdoor learning space or along the track to the eastern viewing platform.
Bookings
Bookings not required. For further information please call 02 6652 0900.

Long before we could travel to Muttonbird Island safely, Gumbaynggirr people ventured across the dangerous sea to collect nesting shearwater birds (muttonbirds) for food. These school holidays meet up with our roving ranger Uncle Mark Flanders, a Gumbaynggirr Elder and NPWS Aboriginal ranger. He'll tell you about Giidany Miirlarl, a giant moon-man guardian who protected against unauthorised access and overharvesting of the birds, ensuring sustainable harvesting over many generations.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

View of the marina, Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve. Photo: Rob Cleary