World Heritage listing for Royal National Park, NSW vis-a-vis recognition of First Peoples

Conservationists are seeking World Heritage listing for the Royal National Park; the Heathcote National Park and the Garawarra State Conservation Area south of Sydney, New South Wales.

They document their case in a new book (2012):

“First National Park, A Natural for World Heritage” By Dr G Mosley.

Free download at

But how can we celebrate the creation of national parks in Australia (and elsewhere) when they do not include recognition of the original First Peoples?

For my critique see “‘A Natural’ sounds a bum note” at: