The Simpson Desert is the homeland of many Aboriginal Peoples and, despite varying degrees of displacement following European settlement, many of these people today maintain the rights and duties that constitute Traditional Ownership of their homelands. The Simpson Desert was known and navigated to an extent that early European settlers found difficult to comprehend. Trade routes connected the desert with its surrounding regions and a network of soaks, rockholes and wells enabled people to live there.
|Title of host publication||Making connections|
|Subtitle of host publication||a journey along Central Australian Aboriginal trading routes|
|Editors||Val Donovan, Colleen Wall|
|Place of Publication||Brisbane|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|