Passing of senior Kakadu Traditional Owner and respectful closure of Maguk
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The Director of National Parks acknowledges the passing of Ngal - Bangardi Long, a senior Yurlkmanj Traditional Owner of the Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) area.
In line with cultural practice and the wishes of the traditional owners, Maguk, in the Mary River Region of Kadadu National Park, will be closed until further notice.
Please note: Ngal - Bangardi Long, is Ms Long’s traditional name.
The Director of National Parks and Kakadu National Park wish to extend condolences to family and friends of Ngal - Bangardi Long at this sad time.
Kakadu National Park is jointly managed by the traditional owners of the Kakadu region and the Director of National Parks.
The Director of National Parks supports and recognises the importance of keeping cultural traditions strong, including restricting access to some Kakadu sites during periods of mourning. The support and understanding of the public is appreciated at this time.
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