Mick Starkey: culture and science go together

SA Native Title Services is the publisher of Aboriginal Way – we assist Aboriginal people in South Australia to gain recognition and to protect their native title rights and interests.

While on a recent work trip, we spoke to Mick Starkey, our Cultural Heritage and Land Management Senior Project Officer.

His Kokatha people received native title in 2014 over approximately 140,000 km2 of their land in the northern region of South Australia between Lake Torrens and Lake Gairdner.

One morning, Mick made some billy tea and was happy to sit and speak about his work as a park ranger at Uluru for 26 years, the fight to receive native title over Kokatha country, and how cultural and natural values go hand in hand.