The National Parks Act

The National Parks Act allows for the establishment of parks, but without sufficient interest in urban Aboriginal culture. Dean Kelly, a La Perouse environmental spokesman, speaks of the period: They have had no boomerangs since that time(1967), because now that [mangrove] plant is protected. And if you harvest that plant, regardless of what is it was for - medicine, artefacts or food – you would be charged and fined or jailed. So it's caused a whole lot of problems for our people. We are just trying to sort that out now [2007], with access to country and use of natural resources. Goodall and Cadzow Rivers and Resilience, p 276

See Dean Kelly on Kamay Botany Bay