Papinmaru the DVD that launched the Walkatjurra Junior Rangers

Back in 2007 several youth from the Walkatjurra Cultural Centre made a video about goanna (papinmaru) hunting in the goldfields. They entered a short three minute version into the international Lonely Planet “less than three” short film competition. They beat hundreds of entries to take runner up.

A longer 15m version of ‘Papinmaru’ is available for purchase as DVD. Contact the WCC for detail.

Fat-tailed Dunnart – Spotted!

Here the Walkatjurra Rangers captured some valuable footage of the Fat-tailed Dunnart (Sminthopsis crassicaudata), a native marsupial not often seen by many due to is nocturnal habits.

The motion sensor camera’s have a red LED light that activates when they are triggered to record. You can see the little guy staring straight at it, having never seen anything like it before!

Nice capture team!