Aboriginal people have been the caretakers for country since time immemorial. Our strong connection to country runs through our blood, it is in our spirit. When country is sick, we feel sick, we are unsettled. We believe that if we look after country – woka –it will look after us. Traditional methods of firesticks were used in controlled burning to promote regeneration of native grasses and medicinal plants. Firestick markings and new regrowth are signified by the broken sections around the river.

Campsites line the riverbanks along the long and winding Dhungala, the Murray River. Grandfather river redgums provide canopies of shelter, they are the seeds of our ancestors and their stories are in the bark, their stories are in the scars. Land and water knowledge is taught from birth, we are taught the significance of caring for country and not to disrupt nature, to only take what is needed so it can heal and grow again.

Simone Thomson

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