About the Land

The Mirarr have important obligations and responsibilities to look after country (gunred) and people (guhpleddi).

Gunred encompasses control of the physical environment, including the protection of land and significant sites. It is also the recognition, assertion and promotion of cultural rights, and the carrying out of living tradition on that country. Aboriginal people do not view the land as a physical environment separate to themselves, rather the land and people are part of the same continuous entity.

Guhpleddi is intrinsically tied to gunred because people and country are considered inseparable. It encompasses an extremely complex set of relationships and cultural obligations between Mirarr, their country, and other Bininj (aboriginal people).