Aerial shot of claypan taken during helicopter mapping surveys around the Warntilli area.

Jigalong ranger, Karlson Jeffires, with a warru

Jigalong rangers checking tourist permits on the Canning Stock Route

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Cleared Out: First Contact in the Western Desert.   Sue Davenport, Peter Johnson, Yuwali.

1964, a group of 20 Aboriginal women and children in the Western Desert made their first contact with European Australians — patrol officers from the Woomera Rocket Range, clearing an area into which rockets were to be fired. They had been pursued by the patrol officers for several weeks, running from this frightening new force in the desert.

Winner — WA Premier's Book Awards, 2005
Winner — WA Premier's History Awards, 2005
Shortlisted— Stanner Award, 2006

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