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Danek Senior Traditional Owner, Indigenous Knowledge

Kenneth Mangiru is a Senior Traditional Owner of the Danek clan estate in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. He is a Njanjma Aboriginal Corporation Ranger specializing in managing heritage and a founding Director of Warddeken Land Management. He is also a Director of Adjumarllarl Aboriginal Corporation and Njanjma Aboriginal Corporation. He has worked on collaborative archaeological research and consulting projects for over 30 years.


  • 2021
    History disappearing: the rapid loss of Australia’s contact period rock art with a case study from the Djarrng site of Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Journal of Field Archaeology
  • 2021
    Using knowledge to care for country: Indigenous-led evaluations of research to adaptively co-manage Kakadu National Park, Australia, Sustainability Science
  • 2021
    The re-emergence of nganaparru (water buffalo) into western Arnhem Land life, landscape and rock art, Antiquity
  • Gunbalanya, Northern Territory
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