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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Devil's Marbles, Northern Territory

National Park Ranger and traditional owner Lesley Jampijimba Foster

Karlu Karlu and is a sacred place to the traditional owners. On the 27th October 2008 ownership of the Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve was officially given back, 28 years after they first made their claim for title.

After years of fighting, the traditional owners have finally won the right to protect this special place against developments like new roads and railway lines which would have cut through it.

A new era of joint managment began between the traditional owners and National Park rangers who are now working together in partnership to manage the reserve for future generations.