Newsletter #40 | 2010

A newsletter for people interested in the Australian Alps

Australian Alps Liaison Committee


Sharing and listening

When Traditional Owners from across the Australian Alps gathered for the first time in living memory at Dinner Plain in 2005, everyone knew that there would be another Gathering. And so it came to be, the Second First People’s Gathering, this time at Jindabyne. The Australian Alps Program was sponsor, creating the opportunity for the Traditional Owners to re-form the relationships forged five years before between various nations; to carry out traditional business; and to continue to make their contribution to the protected area management of the Alps – caring for Country. It’s a complicated, but at the same time wonderful business. What follows is a snapshot from several peoples’ perspectives…