Roving ranger at Muttonbird Island
Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve
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.
Monday 16 December, Wednesday 18 December and Monday 23 December 2019, 9am to 12pm.
- Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve
- Easy. Suitable for all ages.
- Meeting point
- Muttonbird Island Outdoor learning space or along the track to the eastern viewing platform.
- 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.
- in Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve in the North Coast region
Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or scientific research.