• Target OPEN AND CULTURAL SITES

    OPEN AND CULTURAL SITES

    Open and Cultural sites, both those that currently exist, and those that may come in the future, are a critical connection for Banbai people with country. Wattleridge IPA contains the only recorded axe grinding groove sites and fully recorded art sites in the local area (Wattleridge Indigenous Protected Area Information Sheet). Crew at al. (2009) [...]

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  • IMPORTANT BUILDINGS AND INFRASTRUCTURE

    In order to manage the IPAs effectively, and make sure the community is able to benefit from them, the infrastructure assets they contain also need to be healthy. Wattleridge has several cottages and out buildings in unmaintained condition with tank water and groundwater available. Nursery facilities are partly built to cater for plant hardening off [...]

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  • IMPORTANT FLORA

    The IPAs are located in the New England Tablelands Bioregion which is dominated by dry open eucalypt forests and woodlands, with a diverse flora (Kennedy 2010). The majority of the vegetation within the IPAs has a woodland and forest structure. In more protected sites tall open forests develop, while heaths and open woodlands develop in [...]

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  • IMPORTANT FAUNA

    Comprehensive fauna survey’s have been carried out of both IPAs Kennedy (2010 and 2012). 116 native species were recorded on the Wattleridge IPA, including 79 species of birds, 15 species of reptiles, 11 species of amphibians and 11 species of mammals. Eight of these species are listed as threatened at a state level, two nationally [...]

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  • CREEKS & WETLANDS

    Wattleridge is bounded by the Sara River flowing to the north with, picturesque creeks and tumbling waterfalls. Tarriwa Kurrukun has two main water systems; Upland Wetlands and Moredun and Limestone Creeks. Moredun and Limestone Creeks drain from the east into the McIntyre River and ultimately the Darling River. These creeks form part of the eastern [...]

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  • BUSH TUCKER

    Banbai country, including Tarriwa Kurrukun and Wattleridge traditionally provided significant bush tucker resources to the Banbai people. Examples include: Plants: Five Star Mookrum; Gee Bungs; Goodums; Kukra; Medicine Plants Animals: Brush Tailed Possum; Ring Tail Possum; Sugar Tail Gliders; Western Grey Kangaroo; Wombat Berry; Wood Grub; Wood ducks; Turtles (other than Bells), Cod; Crayfish; Eels [...]

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  • BANBAI PEOPLE

    The Banbai people’s ongoing connection to their country dates back thousands of years. Banbai’s membership includes people formally inducted into the Banbai nation membership, who also have close affiliation with the Kamilaroi Nation (Crew et al 2009) Wattleridge was declared an Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) in June 2001 and Tarriwa Kurrukun in 2009. Funding through [...]

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  • Fire Management

    Fire Management

    OBJECTIVES To minimise the risk of uncontrolled fire and reduce fuel loads on Tarriwa Kurrukun and Wattle Ridge over a period of 10 years Re-introduce cultural burns through Wattlerldge and Tarriwa Kurrukun to reduce the risk of wildfire and promote the health of country by 2025

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  • POP Book Chapter Banbai

    Reconnecting with culture for future generations: The Banbai Experience at Wattleridge and Tarriwa Kurrukun Indigenous Protected Areas, NSW Tanya Patterson and Janet Hunt The Banbai nation lives around what is now known as Guyra, a small town on the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales. Our people have lived on this land for thousands of […]

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    Blue Mosque

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