Australian Wildlife Conservancy’s (AWC) Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary, on Ngalia-Warlpiri and Luritja Country, made an appearance on national television, in the third episode of a new First Nations documentary series called Larapinta.
Produced in collaboration by Wiradjuri producer, Mitchell Stanley of No Coincidence Media, and Michaela Perske of Pursekey Productions and directed by Gary Hamaguchi, the series tells the story of the oldest river in the world (Larapinta – also known as The Finke River) running alongside the oldest continuing culture.
Host Talia Liddle, a proud Arrernte, Luritja and Pertame woman, returns to her country along Larapinta, where she meets local traditional owners, artists, historians, scientists, rangers and more.
In episode three, Tahlia meets the Tjuwunpa Women Rangers, the first all-female ranger group, before heading to Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary, on the lands of the Ngalia-Walpiri and Luritja people, where she joins AWC Operations Manager Steve Eldridge, in search for the endangered Mulgara, Mala and other marsupials.
Larapinta started airing on National Indigenous Television (NITC) and SBS On Demand on Saturday 19 August at 8.30pm and for six weeks. Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary featured in episode three which aired 2 September at 8.30pm. View the episode on SBS Demand: Larapinta | SBS On Demand.
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