Working with researches


School holidays is also a time for University researches and their students to migrate from their lab and seminar rooms to get out in the field to gather data and experience. At Jawoyn we have aligned with some good folk from Princeton (USA), University Wollongong, Charles Darwin University and University of NSW. Their work reflects areas of study that has been identified as important from our Healthy Country Plan. This includes research into; fire birds: birds that are capable of spreading fire, growth of native Pine stands, flooding and climate history from flooding events in the Nitmiluk Gorge and have held field trips showing our land management activities on country.

School Holidays Time



Each week of the school holidays the rangers have been supporting Jawoyn families to get back to country. As much of the country we want burnt all done by now we can travel about easily and visit places that are important. As its school holidays the kids can come along and make it all much more fun.

So far have been out to Bindaluk, a good day’s drive at the top of the Mann River which flows north to the coast. A good job was done to clean up around an old out station. A week was spent at Wire Yard with 25 kids. It is at a deep pool and crossing on the Katherine River between Sleizbeck and the Nitmiluk close to the tri boundary of Nitmiluk, Kakadu and Arnhem Land. A big camp was made and lots of bush tucker to eat.