To the Shareholders of Barrick Gold:
As a Traditional Owner, I agree with the others that Barrick should not have touched Lake Cowal. Now we can’t take the kids out there, and the same with Manna Mountain, we can’t take the kids to see the rock hole.
We don’t want them to touch Manna Mountain same as out at Lake Cowal.
My Father used to work at Manna Station and he used to have his whole family out there, all us kids, he’d take us out to the Lake, swimming and fishing. It’s so sad to see the way it is now.
All we’ve got now is memories. It’s all been destroyed by Barrick Gold.
Kathleen Towney of the Mooka and Kalara United Families
Wiradjuri Traditional Owner: Albert 'Sibby' Johnson
Wiradjuri Traditional Owner: Neville 'Chappy' Williams
Wiradjuri Elder: Kathleen Townley
Mooka and Kalara United Families: Mark Powell