Mithaka People and Country
Mithaka People are Traditional Owners who in accordance with Mithaka customary laws and traditions have social, economic, cultural and spiritual affiliations with, and responsibilities for, Mithaka traditional land and waters. Today’s Mithaka people are formed by two major family groups – the Gorringe and McCarthy families.
Our People have lived and worked across these lands for generations and hold strong connections to the ancient and contemporary systems it supports. This includes Mithaka Peoples’ connections to the region’s communities, the Barcoo and Diamantina Shires, and tourism, pastoral and mining industries operating throughout the area.
Our work over thirteen years to be recognised as Native Title Holders is testament to our commitment to Mithaka People and others with interests in Mithaka Country.
Partnering to Deliver the strategic plan
Understanding Culture and Society
- Mithaka Lore and Society
- Trade and other exchanges
- How Mithaka People grew into the Country Totems, Kinship,
- Skins and growth influences – young to old
- Mithaka’s understanding European settlement and its influence
Healthy People and Resilient Culture
- Language and stories
- Mithaka Peoples’ rights and interests in leading research
- Sports and recreation
- Healthy and sustained living
- Rock formations
- Land formations
- Understanding the sky stories
- Country and Culture
- Art, artifacts and spirituality