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Culture and heritage

Aboriginal people hunted in the area and often spoke of the Den of Nargun, a shallow cave beneath a small waterfall on the Woolshed Creek. Aboriginal legend describes the Nargun as a beast that was all stone except for its hands, arms and breast. The fierce creature would drag unwary travellers into its den, and any weapon directed against it would be turned back on its owner.

Australian Paper Manufacturers Ltd donated 143 ha to the State in 1963 to preserve the environment. Glenaladale National Park was formed, and in 1986, additions were made to create Mitchell River National Park.