ABC Open South East NSW
The Ngarigo, the Djiringanj and the Brumbies
Wild brumbies have been part of the Australian landscape since the early days of colonisation and have become an iconic part of our history. But less well known is the story of the connection of the Traditional Owners of the Snowy Mountains and Monaro to this introduced species.
Ngarigo and Djiringanj elder Aunty Colleen Dixon and Ngarigo elder Ellen Mundy tell the story of their elders, who broke in brumbies on their traditional lands in the Snowy Mountains and brought them down to the coast.
Photo by Paul McIver.
Hoofs2010 Inc are making a public offer to assist the general public to obtain a Brumby from the NSW National Parks Trapping Program this winter season.
We ask each person to complete a statutory declaration that outlines their capabilities and facilities to enable appropriate housing of the Brumby safely. We would also like a brief summary of type of brumby you hope to home – preferred gender and age group (as there are no pick and choice on the colours that come out of park)
Herein we outline our commitment to the process and what we require for persons to be approved for this assistance.
1. We will endeavour to match Brumby preferences to re homers, however, National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) give no guarantee of gender, colour, age nor height.
2. You, the applicant would pay a non refundable security deposit to Hoofs2010, prior to Hoofs2010 collecting from NPWS, this ensures your Brumby a place on transport and covers your brumbies transportation fee.
3 You agree to collect your Brumby (once allocated) from the sanctuary within 7 days of rescue at a cost of $10 per day, payable to Hoofs2010 upon collection.
4 These Brumbies will be unhandled and direct from NPWS Kosciuszko trapping program.
5 Once your Brumby has been allocated to you, you are responsible and liable for any independent specialist attention required for your Brumby eg veterinary attention due to any injury sustained during trapping or transport.
*NB Non refundable security deposit will be advised once transport cost has been established and you will be notified prior to finalization of this assisted rescue agreement.
*NB If the in the event you experience difficulties or feel over committed with your brumby at any point we ask you to surrender the brumby to Hoofs2010 so that we may secure the brumby a future via our rehoming program.
The Gates are Closed Trapping is underway
Some of you may already be aware the gates of Kosciuszko National Park are now closed and the annual trapping program is under way, Many brumbies will be sent to slaughter again, Whilst rehoming rates are on the up we would like to see 100% occur, where ever you are in the country support those Groups or individuals in your area or afar if you dont have a local brumby group as they will need your funds to achieve the best for the Brumbies when they step up to save as many as they can. There are quite a few now stepping up and a few established rescue groups who need you, we are all here for the same Cause, Saving our Aussie Heritage. You can find contacts for groups in the Alliance on the Australian Brumby Alliance website or simply type the word brumby on facebook and a few will pop up too, Get in there get active and help whom ever you can, Save our Aussie icons The Brumby
Click on Photo below to join Snowy Mountain Bush Users Group