Back from the dead
Up until the early 1970s Australia lived under the impression that the only place left to see a Bridled Nailtail Wallaby was in the history books. This beautiful, lively marsupial, also known as a Flashjack Wallaby, hadn’t been seen for 36 years.
But that all changed in 1973 when the animal was sighted on a cattle station near Dingo in central Queensland.
It was later discovered that the wallaby was part of a population of nailtails that had survived in what's now the Taunton National Park. Since then two more populations have been established as part of an insurance policy against the loss of the Taunton animals.
One of these sanctuaries is at Avocet Nature Reserve, which adjoins Goonderoo. We’re hoping that by restoring the shrublands and woodlands of Goonderoo, the Bridled Nailtail Wallaby will have one more place to call home.