Yaama! (Hello and welcome!)

You’re invited to join the Pilliga Cultural Heritage Community Camp, which will be holding a cultural workshop over the coming weeks.

The Gomeroi (Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay) people along with the local community are welcoming people to become Pilliga Protectors and to participate the community camp in the Pilliga Forest.

Camp activities will include Kamilaroi language classes, learning about the unique plant and animals of the Pilliga, soils of the Liverpool Plains, and protecting the forest and Great Artesian Basin. The local community is standing up to say ‘Stop it’, ‘Wanagidjay’ to any destruction in the Pilliga.

Directions to the community camp from Narrabri: (The camp site is signposted Ten Mile Dam)

From Narrabri, head south out of town on the Newell Highway to the most southerly roundabout where you turn left onto the Kamilaroi Highway towards Gunnedah. After 2.2 km, turn right into Gun Club Road (just before the railway overpass) and go straight ahead on the bitumen. 10.6 km from the Kamilaroi Highway, turn right onto Ten Mile Road. From here it is 2.6 km to the short turnoff into Ten Mile Dam. It’s just 17km from closest service stations and supermarkets in Narrabri.

A message from those at camp today: “This is a beautiful camp spot and a beautiful morning in the Pilliga.”

Hope to see you for this Cultural Heritage Community Camp soon. Please spread the word, as friends are needed to stand up for the Pilliga.

Please also stay in touch with the camp on Facebook

With much respect, Winangaya, to all those protecting the Pilliga.



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  1. Hi
    I wish to forward an invitation to you from the Better Planning Network; to join us. We have more than 440 groups in our NSW Statewide Network with the purpose of uniting the NSW Community in opposing the dreadful planning law reforms of the O’Farrell Govt. Please get back to me at this email address or: leoniejoan49@gmail.com so I can forward you an invitation. Save our Recharge Environment (Narrabri) and Friends of the Pilliga are members of the Better Planning Network. United we stand divided we fall; strength in numbers. Google for our website and facebook page: www.betterplanningnetwork.good.do

    We are also on Twitter.
    Best regards,
    Leonie Dean
    On behalf of the Better Planning Network

    By: Leonie Dean . March 4, 2014 . 11:22 am . Reply

  2. My partner is on the disability pension so I cannot go far, I am horrified that this horror industry is doing so much damage, now the Pilliga aquifer is well and truly poisoned and polluting the creek with their poison contaminated toxic water to me is totally unbearable the poor wild life dying horrific painful toxic d deaths whre is the R S P C A, THE E P A WHY CANNOT A GOV’T TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND STEP DOWN ?

    By: Jacqui Kay . April 9, 2014 . 7:19 am . Reply

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