A BEAUTIFUL NATIONAL PARK
Some Fauna and Flora with Logo.
This type of fish was caught by David Wilson in the upper Katherine River. Catfish have one of the greatest ranges in size within a single order of bony skin. Many catfish have a maximum length of under 12 cm.
The Kakadu National Park logo matches the Rainbow Serpent and was chosen to represent the local Aboriginal traditional owners and the broader Aboriginal community.
Poppies have long been used to represent peace and death.In Greek and Roman myths, poppies were used as offerings to the dead.
The early history of white contact with the Kakadu area includes the visits of Baldwin Spencer in 1912
The area around Kakadu is the site of some of the earliest tropical settlements in Australia and as such the great archaeological . It is important to remember, when travelling through the area, that 25 000 years ago aboriginals were far more advanced than the European people and the Middle East. They had developed stones for crushing seeds and were making ocher for painting on cave walls.
Kakadu was established at a time when the Australian community was becoming more interested in the history of national parks for conservation of the land interests of Aboriginal people. A national park in the alligator rivers region was proposed as early as 1965, but took until 1978 for the Australia government to make arrangements to the titles over various of land that is now Kakadu National Park.