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Have You Ever Seen An Emu Drink?

When the humans leave, this gnamma hole near Norseman comes alive.

Families of emus come and go, carefully crouching and craning their necks to take a sip.

The local Ngadju rangers have been setting up remote cameras to monitor wildlife in the Great Western Woodlands – other local posers include: a sparrowhawk who doesn't mind a dip and a roo or two.

Images supplied by the Ngadju rangers.

Word Up: Les Schultz

The southern Goldfields region of Western Australian is Ngadju country.

Leslie Schultz pioneered the Indigenous ranger program in Ngadju country to help keep his country, culture and language strong.

For Word Up he shares some Ngadju language, including the traditional name of Lake Cowan.

Goldfields and Great Sandy Desert sites become Indigenous Protected Areas

Over four million hectares of The Great Western Woodlands and almost three million hectares of the Great Sandy Desert has been returned to the custodianship of the Ngadju and Ngururrpa people.