National Park name change

Rudall River National Park has had a name change. It will now be known as Karlamilyi National Park.

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Karlamilyi National Park

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Reply By: Rainman WA - Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 11:04

Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 11:04
I think that name has been around for a while but the good thing about it becoming the official name is now I can tell my wife there is a new national park up north.

She's come up with some strange rule that two visits anywhere is enough and as we've been to Rudall River twice I've been up against it trying to satisfy my obsession with the place and get back there again. This gives me new hope of another visit. ;-)
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 12:27

Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 12:27

I have been there a couple of times already, and I think it is one of the best camping areas that I have been to. I am glad that I don't have a two visit rule, the places that I visit only get better each time I go there.

Desert Queen Bath would have to be the remotest place that I have camped at and I will be back there again this June during my annual Canning trip.

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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 21:45

Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 21:45
Hi Rainman

Not trying to be tooo cheeky but have you considered the possibility of not taking your good lady on any subsequent trips after the first

Cheers and good luck with that


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Reply By: racinrob - Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 12:31

Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 12:31
I might get shouted down but I like the idea of renaming places with their original indigenous title. Places like Ayers Rock now Uluru and lets not stop with National Parks all these Australian places named after pommy towns or people of the aristocracy who never ever set foot in the land of Oz. Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland not much imagination in naming them, South Oz and Western Oz, surely we can come up with something better ??
I'm serious, this has been a bee in my bonnet for awhile.

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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 12:40

Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 12:40
Gday RR
I can't remember where i was last week so it will all be new for me if they change the names . Poor old navman won't know if we are coming or going.

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Follow Up By: OzTroopy - Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 15:07

Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 15:07
pfftttttttttttt ....

Nearly 70 years of living in different spots and the only place that didnt have an aboriginal name was Brisbane .....

The country used to be a good of mix of native and western names I thought ???

... but I guess if every one is happy with the wasted funds that name changes cost that could be spent on ACTUAL benefits for the community instead of feel good drivel .... what the heck eh ????
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Reply By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 13:41

Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 13:41
Thanks Wayne, Yes I received notifcation about this some months ago but the name change apparently came into place in 2008!!! I did let them know that all the signage in the NP still proudly say you are entering Ruddall River National Park etc and of course, it is named after the river that cross through it so it may confuse some. I agreed to update our trek notes, places pages etc but on the proviso that I would keep both names active - this is important when an iconic place is renamed - to give public time to connect the name change and also for us to ensure we maximise SEO. No point in people looking for info on Ruddall River as they know it, and not finding it because they don't know its new name.

PS: like you, I think the DQB is one of the best remote camp areas I've ever been. It is defiantely a place to return to - can't say that about many but this is a no brainer. Idyllic but sshhh! don't let anyone else know about it LOL LOL LOL ;-)

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Follow Up By: Member - Joe F (WA) - Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 16:25

Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 16:25
G'day Michelle ~ David and all ExplorOz folk

Yes, the new naming of Rudall River N/P is something that has been in the pipeline for a few years now, whether its a good thing or not no one will ever know, just like the renaming of the once "Hamersley Range" national park to its present day name of Karijini ~ it did not change the true nature or value of the National Park ~ both parks are superb and have qualities only the visitor can understand. Desert Queen Bath(s) is a special place indeed ~ but again only time will tell as to how special it remains, as the ~ Go Ahead ~ has been given by the Governing bodies of this country to allow the extraction and transportation of "Uranium" from the Kintyre deposit a little over 90 kms south of Telfer.
A positive, to a point I guess, is that there will be a well maintained (possibly sealed) road into the parks northern boundary.

The projected annual transportation of Uranium Oxide concentrate (yellow cake) is around 3600 tonnes by the year 2015.

The Uranium Oxide Concentrate will be road transported from Kintyre via the Ripon Hills road ~ Great Northern Highway South Hedland ~ via Newman ~ via Meekatharra ~ Mount Magnet and Leonora to the proposed Parkeston travel hub "outside of Kalgoorlie"

What then is the future of "Karlamilyi " or our privilage of visiting this remarkable place ~ the ancestral home of the Martu People.

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Reply By: equinox - Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 16:08

Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 16:08
Since 2008, see details:

Main Details:
Full Name Karlamilyi National Park
Feature Class National Park (NP)
Date Approved 09-JUN-2008
Date Archived ** none specified **
Date Recorded ** none specified **
Derivation Code ** none specified **
Name Type Approved Name (C)
Security Class Complete Access (C)
Feature Number 100032005
Name Id 32005

Alternate Names:
Historical NameRudall River National Park (301641)

Topographic Details:
Feature Size 1283706 Hectares Area
Elevation 0 metres
Prime Location Centre

Display Name:
Karlamilyi National Park

Origins and History:
National Park Reserve 34607 was gazetted on 22 April 1977.
For boundaries and area see Reserve Diagram 81.
Rudall River National Park was proposed by the National Parks Authority due to the Rudall River being a major feature in the national park and approved on 28 January 1982.

Rudall River National Park was amended to Karlamilyi National Park by approval of 9 June 2008.

'Karlamilyi' came from negotiations with the former Department of Land Management (CALM) and the Martu to establish an appropriate Aboriginal name for this national park. The Office of Native Title (ONT) advised the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) that Karlamilyi refers to "the lands surrounding and including Rudall River".

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