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Abstract

The Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council (Martuwarra Council) has prepared this document to engage widely and to articulate its ambitions and obligations to First Law, customary law and their guardianship authority and fiduciary duty to protect the Martuwarra’s natural and cultural heritage. This document outlines a strategic approach to Heritage Conservation and Management Planning, communicating to a wide audience, the planning principles, key initiatives, and aspirations of the Martuwarra Traditional Owners to protect their culture, identity and deep connection to living waters and land. Finer granularity of action items required to give effect to this Conservation and Management Plan for the National Heritage Listed Fitzroy River Catchment Estate are outlined in section 7 and which will be more fully explored by the Martuwarra Council in the coming months and years.

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Martuwarra, First Law, Environment, Aboriginal, Indigenous, Kimberley, Western Australia, Fitzroy River

A Conservation and Management Plan for the National Heritage Listed Fitzroy River Catchment Estate (No. 1)

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https://doi.org/10.32613/nrp/2020.4