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KABA GADA – THE BLUE HOLE
It is World Heritage, the highest order of protection that Australia can give. It is listed as a Cultural Heritage site. Queensland’s Iconic Places legislation protects “The Blue Hole” in Cooper Creek.
According to Mike Rowland of the Cultural Heritage Coordination Unit, DNR&W (Department of Natural Resources and Water), The Blue Hole is listed on the Aboriginal database as EN:C53. The site is already given full protection under the Act (Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003).
Hon Craig Wallace, Minister for Natural Resources and Water met with traditional owners and Cooper Creek Wilderness on Thursday 30 November 2008, when Queensland Government came to Cairns.
Mr Wallace has promised that the Kaba Gada Reserve will be protected as an Environmental and Cultural Reserve. It will not be a “recreational reserve.”
This blue-coloured pool (depicted above as it was 1995) is a World Heritage treasure of exceptional beauty situated in a sharp curve of Cooper Creek at the base of Thornton Peak.
Australia’s international obligation to protect and conserve this site is defined within its inscription of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area in 1988.