Longreach Leader article

Click the link below to check out the great article by Kelly Theobald in the Longreach Leader.

Birdsville local prepares to walk the Simpson Desert.

Thanks Kelly!


2 thoughts on “Longreach Leader article

  1. Hi, great article and. fantastic to follow and share…….. thought you would be interested in a piece of my Simpson Desert history …..my grandmother, Maudie Naylon -Akawilyika was born in the Simpson desert in approx 1885- she walked out of there in the early 1900’s with her family. She spoke many aboriginal languages but her real native language was Simpson Desert Wangkangurru and she had great mythological knowledge of the area.
    She lived in Birdsville for many year, died in 1981 and is buried at the Birdsville cemetery.

    • Thanks Joyleen. The aboriginal heritage of the Simpson Desert, and its connection to many Birdsville locals and people of surrounding areas is an important part of The Long Walk Home. If there is anyone else with a story to tell about the Simpson Desert I would love to hear it.

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