Traditional Owners

The Wulna people are the traditional owners of the Fogg Dam area.  Their traditional knowledge, rights and responsibility to look after the land have been passed down through numerous generations and demonstrates their significant connection to the land.  Joan Kenyon is the senior Wulna elder responsible for the Fogg Dam area and for passing on knowledge of the area to future generations.   The Long-necked turtle is the totem for the area.  The area contains sacred sites and dreaming trails that cross into the Adelaide River area. 

In 2005 the Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 2003 was amended to provide the legal provision for Joint Management of Parks with Traditional Owners and this has been implemented at Fogg Dam.  The Parks & Wildlife Commission is responsible for day-to-day management and finance, resource management.   Traditional Owners are responsible to the land, law and culture with responsibility for decision making, overseeing cultural protocols for sacred sites and managing the transfer of traditional knowledge.

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