Working together | Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park


This painting by Anangu artist Jennifer Taylor represents joint management, the traditional owners and Parks Australia staff working together.

The central circle represents Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

The twelve seated figures are the members of the Board of Management: four pairs of male and female Anangu and four non-Anangu.

They have surrounded the park with a yuu, a traditional windbreak. This is the protection that the decisions and policies provide, both for the culture and the park environment as well as for visitors.

Waiting and listening to the Board's decisions are the Anangu and non-Anangu Rangers.

The Anangu rangers are barefoot, representing their close connection with the land and knowledge derived from thousands of years of looking after country.

The non-Anangu rangers wear shoes, representing their land management training and knowledge derived from European scientific traditions.

Surrounding all are two more yuu (windbreaks) representing the protection and support of Tjukurpa (Anangu traditional law) and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, which are working together to guide and protect the management of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Undulating sand dunes and rich bushland encircle the park.