This interpretive sign about Walgett's furry tribe, was developed in work sessions with Dharriwaa Elders Group members Clem Dodd, Gladys Walford, Jason Murray and Virginia Robinson. The Dharriwaa Elders Group is proud of the local information and stories gathered in the sign, and grateful for the use of the excellent "Frogs, Reptiles and Mammals of the North Western Floodplain of NSW", by Phil Spark of North West Ecological Services, and published by the Namoi Catchment Management Authority, Border Rivers-Gwydir Catchment Management Authority, 2013. Phil is the main independent ecologist working in the Walgett area and his photos and information included in this sign represent much work.
Mammals are and have been very important for Walgett Aboriginal people. Many are dhiinggaa (meat, totem) to individuals and so are integrated into relationships in important ways, as well as being important sources of food, and agents of biodiversity. Gladys Walford talks in the video below about birds and animals she sees today, and shares some memories about wild foods.