cultural acknowledgement of
Boodjamulla National Park
Boodjamulla National Park acknowledges the Waanyi People as the First Australians and the Custodians of Boodjamulla. We pay respect to Elders of the past, present, and emerging in maintaining the culture, country and spiritual connection to the land.
The Waanyi People know this region as their spiritual and sacred Bujimala (Rainbow Serpent) country. This sacred Ancestral Being created many of the region’s striking landscape features.
Archaeological deposits and artefacts in this area have established that First Nations people have lived here for 30,000 years, and today the Waanyi People continue to feel a deep sense of personal responsibility for the safekeeping of the place. Their connection to the landscape is maintained through cultural practice on their traditional homeland.