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A Brief History...

Land Use

The land in the lower Murchison is a patchwork of pastoral leases (working and historical) mines and mining tenements, nature reserves and occupied by small settlements such as Paynes Find, Mount Magnet and Yalgoo.

These settlements were all founded and established between the 1850's and the early 1900's, each experiencing a gold rush when the precious metal was discovered in the vicinity.

The country merges into farmland to the south west, and the town of Wubin.   


This mix of running livestock, digging for gold, iron ore or other minerals overlays a network of sacred sites, cultural practices and a sensitive natural world.

The Badimia Bandi Barna Aboriginal Corporation now seek to raise the cultural voice of the Badimia People, in land use and management.

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