Warren Clark [interview]
Warren Clark – 19 November 2017, Mildura VIC.
Warren is a Barkandji elder and former Executive Officer for the Joint Management of the Advisory Committee Field Officer for Mungo National Park in far western NSW. Warren has worked for many years to bring Mungo Man back home to his country, his aunt Alice Bugby was one of the early people to put pressure on the scientists and government to bring Mungo Lady and Mungo Man back to Mungo National Park. The interview was conducted two days after the repatriation ceremony at Mungo National Park, and the day after a large public concert which celebrated Mungo Man’s return home.
Warren has worked for many years to bring Mungo Man back home to country and the interview gives a personal account. Warren's aunt, Alice Bugby, was one of the early people to put pressure on the scientists and government to bring Lady Mungo and Mungo Man back to Mungo National Park.
This interview was part of a collaboration between Louise Darmody and the State Library of New South Wales. The interviews were conducted by Louise Darmody, journalist, oral historian, producer, and founder of Sound Memories an oral history and documentary-making firm established in 2003.
These oral history recordings document the personal stories behind the Mungo Man historic repatriation process which took place on the 16-19th November 2017. After 43 years the Traditional Custodians brought Mungo Man and other internationally significant ancestral remains home to Mungo National Park within the Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage area in New South Wales.
The full catalogue record is online at http://archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110616133
Part of this interview has been transcribed and is available in Amplify at https://amplify.gov.au/transcripts/Warren_Clark_interview_20171119
Lake Mungo, New South Wales 2715, Australia.