Sharing knowledge was the focus of an on-country expedition to a living waterhole (Tapu Jila) on the Ngurrara Lands in June.
The Warlu Jilajaa Jumu Rangers coordinated the trip which involved the sharing of traditional cultural knowledge from old people to young people.
There was no need for maps on the trip, as lead navigator Penny Kylon used her knowledge to direct the travelling party.
Road access proved to be an obstacle as the track to Tapu had not been graded in 30 years while thick vegetation and sand hills caused eight flat tyres and a radiator problem with one of the cars.
The traditional and cultural knowledge exchange between elders and young people included burning near the living waterhole Tapu Jila, to assist in caring for the country, while digging was done to maintain the waterhole.
Water was found at the hole but it was un-drinkable. The elders and young people on the trip said the impacts of feral animals, too much fire and minimal water had cause changes to their country, while wildfires had affected the growth of native bush tucker such as the bush tomato.