The Nullarbor is the traditional land of the Mirning Aboriginal people who have strong cultural links with Country. The Mirning people are recognised as Traditional Owners, through the Far West Coast Native Title Determination 2013, of the Nullarbor Parks. The Nullarbor Park is managed by a Co-management Advisory Committee of Mirning community members and National Parks and Wildlife Service staff.
The Nullarbor Parks Advisory Committee
We are made up of Mirning people, as well as government and community representatives. As Traditional Owners, the Mirning people are custodians of the Nullarbor and its coastline, including portions of the Marine Park.
For Aboriginal first nations, creation ancestors laid down the traditional lore (law) of the Country and bestowed a range of customary rights and obligations to the many Aboriginal Nations across our state.
Many places across the Nullarbor have great historical and spiritual significance to the Mirning; some of these places have cultural protocols, requiring restricted access where visitors are asked to respect the wishes of Traditional Owners.
In places where protocols are not promoted visitors are asked to show respect by not touching or removing anything, and make sure you take all your rubbish with you when you leave.
Aboriginal peoples continue to play an active role in caring for their Country, including in parks across South Australia.