Just twelve sites across Australia have been added to the illustrious World Heritage List, and now twelve councils and two former premiers want the Central Victorian Goldfields recognised too.
Words spray-painted onto a monument celebrating Victoria’s oldest European settlement have revived bitter memories.
Budj Bim is a sophisticated and complex aquaculture system comprising weirs, dams and stone canals designed to manipulate water levels in various parts of Lake Condah and trap and farm fish and migrating kooyang — eels.
The Gunditjmara have been building an eel-farming system at the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape for more than 6,000 years.
Using aerial mapping, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Budj Bim cultural landscape in Victoria’s south-west is set to be revisited by experts later this month, after bushfires unearthed a new fish trap. Uncle Denis Rose from the Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owner Aboriginal Corporation said the trap is a clearly constructed channel about 25 metres in length and is located 70 metres from the oldest trap, leading the group to believe it is part of the same system.
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The devastating Australian bushfires revealed more portions of the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, an extensive series of channels constructed by the Gunditjmara people almost 7,000 years ago.
An aboriginal leader says indigenous heritage sites in the line of fire would survive the blaze.
Budj Bim is the first site in Australia recognised specifically for its cultural significance to the Indigenous people.
Feral pigs capable of leaving behind industrial-looking trails of destruction are posing a threat to one of the world’s most significant archaeological sites.
Victoria’s treasure, Budj Bim cultural landscape, has formally been recognised on the UNESCO World Heritage List…
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Located in south west Victoria, along the Great Ocean Road, Budj Bim is the only Australian World Heritage property listed exclusively for its Aboriginal cultural values…
The Budj Bim volcano’s lava flows have served as the population’s “economic and social base for six millennia.”
It’s the first Indigenous site to be added exclusively for its cultural significance.
It’s considered one of the oldest aquaculture sites in the world, and after more than a decade of fervent lobbying, the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape has finally been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.