Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Management Plan 2010–2020
Director of National Parks2010
The landscape of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park shows the aboriginal uses and symbols of the territory developed for more than one thousand generations, which has been recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The site contains several places that are of great cultural and spiritual importance to Ngurtaitja, the traditional custodians of Uluru-Kata Tjuta, who have taken care of this territory throughout the last millenia. To collect this inheritance, the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Management Plan establishes co-management by Nguraritja and the government organization “Parks Australia”. This co-management brings together scientific and cultural knowledge and experience, different governance processes and interlinks two legal systems – the law of Piranpa (Australian, non-native law) and Tjukurpa (philosophy and religious law that unites Aborigines with their environment). Joint work has allowed to learn mutually from both cultures, to respect themselves better and to find innovative ways to carry out various ways of interpreting the landscape and its people. Likewise, the Management Plan picks up the challenges and the goodwill of the co-management, in order to continue together the way to go.
Director of National Parks. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Management Plan 2010–2020. Australian Government, Director of National Parks, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-9807460-1-3.