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.
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Words spray-painted onto a monument celebrating Victoria’s oldest European settlement have revived bitter memories.
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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.
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The Gunditjmara have been building an eel-farming system at the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape for more than 6,000 years.
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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.
Source: UNESECO site Budj Bim to be re-explored using new technology
The recent Australian wildfires have caused untold suffering of both humans and animals, but among all of the heartbreaking stories there is one piece of good news for Australia’s park system.
Source: Australian Wildfires Reveal Ancient Water System Older than the Pyramids
Budj Bim is the first site in Australia recognised specifically for its cultural significance to the Indigenous people.
Source: Blood and water: Australia’s Budj Bim gets global recognition
It’s the first Indigenous site to be added exclusively for its cultural significance.
Source: Why Victoria’s Budj Bim Became a Unesco World Heritage Site
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.
Source: Huge win for ancient Australian site