Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park
Stuarts CreekSouth Australia
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Mound Spring, South Australia
Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park
Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park
Nearest town or cityMarree
Coordinates29°27′36″S 136°54′44.99″E / 29.46000°S 136.9124972°E / -29.46000; 136.9124972Coordinates: 29°27′36″S 136°54′44.99″E / 29.46000°S 136.9124972°E / -29.46000; 136.9124972[1]
Established18 July 1996 (1996-07-18)[2]
Area120.16 km2 (46.4 sq mi)[3]
Visitation12,000 - 19,000 (in 2012)[4]
Managing authoritiesArabana aboriginal people
Department for Environment and Water
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia. It is located in Stuarts Creek, about 130 kilometres (81 miles) north of the town of Marree via the Oodnadatta Track in the state's Far North.[4] The conservation park was proclaimed under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 in 1996.[3] As of 2012, it is subject to a co-management agreement between the Arabana aboriginal people and the Department for Environment and Water.[4]

The name of the conservation park is derived from the Arabana language name used for the local feature also known as Hamilton Hill (also as Mount Hamilton) meaning "snake's head" in reference to the profile of Hamilton Hill.[4][5]

The conservation park protects both a network of mound springs that upwell from the Great Artesian Basin and the "ruins of a fettler’s cottage at the old Margaret Rail Siding." Notable mound spring sites within the conservation park include "Pitha - Kurnti - Kurnti" at Coward Springs, "Thirrka" (also known as "Blanche Cup"), "Pirdali–nha" (also known as "The Bubbler"), and "Wabma Kadarbu" at Hamilton Hill. As of 2012, facilities within the conservation park include car parks at each spring, boardwalks, viewing platforms, and interpretive signage.[4] The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.[1]

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References

  1. ^ a b c "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (refer 'DETAIL' tab )". CAPAD 2016. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ Matthews, W.A. (18 July 1996). "NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE ACT 1972 SECTION 30(1): CONSTITUTION OF WABMA KADARBU MOUND SPRINGS CONSERVATION PARK" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. p. 128. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 16 July 2015)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water, and Natural Resources. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Have Your Say, Facilitating the use, appreciation and enjoyment of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park, Elliot Price Conservation Park and Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park" (PDF). Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. 2012. p. 2. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Search result for Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park(record id no SA0015604)". Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Retrieved 12 September 2015.