Sharing and learning at the CLC ranger camp
In April, Kunawarritji rangers had a chance to mix with other central desert ranger groups at Central Land Council’s (CLC) Ranger Camp at Glen Helen, NT.
The Kunawarritji rangers travelled to the event in convoy with the neighbouring Kiwirrkurra rangers. There were plenty of training courses on offer, such as: chainsaw training, 4WD-ing, snake catching, fish surveying, side-by-side (UTV) and skid-steer (bobcat) training, chem (chemical) safety, and night parrot surveying.
Kunawarritji rangers opted for the chainsaw and 4WD training, each a two-day accredited course which included maintenance and safety operation. Other highlights of the camp were the nightly ranger presentations which focused on the various work activities carried out by other ranger groups.
The final night was a lot of fun with rangers competing in a “wok off” to see which group could produce the tastiest stir-fry dish. Kunawarritji didn’t walk away with a trophy, but with the help of the Kiwirrkurra rangers, they still managed to cook up a delicious feed.
A big thank you to the CLC for organising the camp and to the Arrente people for hosting the event on their country.