Are Victoria’s Goldfields as significant as Uluru? Twelve local councils think so; Emilia Terzon; ABC News

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.

Source: Are Victoria’s Goldfields as significant as Uluru? Twelve local councils think so

Descendant of European settlers denounces ‘legacy of terror’; Sian Johnson; ABC News

Words spray-painted onto a monument celebrating Victoria’s oldest European settlement have revived bitter memories.

Source: Descendant of European settlers denounces ‘legacy of terror’

An enduring Indigenous engineering project illuminates a path to a sustainable future; Matilda Bowra; Create

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.

Source: An enduring Indigenous engineering project illuminates a path to a sustainable future – Create

Australian Wildfires Uncovered Hidden Sections of a Huge, Ancient Aquaculture System; Reina Gattuso; Atlas Obscura

The Gunditjmara have been building an eel-farming system at the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape for more than 6,000 years.

Source: Australian Wildfires Uncovered Hidden Sections of a Huge, Ancient Aquaculture System

UNESECO site Budj Bim to be re-explored using new technology; Madeline Hayman-Reber; SBS

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

Australian Wildfires Reveal Ancient Water System Older than the Pyramids; Ian Harvey; Vintage News

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…

Source: Australian Wildfires Reveal Ancient Water System Older than the Pyramids

10 Great Things We Saw During The Australian Fire Crisis; Jana Louise Smit; Listverse

Estimates suggest that up to a billion animals perished. The human lives lost are steadily climbing to 30. Millions of hectares. Countless homes. All…

Source: 10 Great Things We Saw During The Australian Fire Crisis – Listverse

Australian fires reveal ancient waterways older than the pyramids; Alexandra Kelley; Changing America

Fires across Australia have ravaged landscapes and species. But they’ve also brought something positive to light in Gunditjmara territory…

Source: Australian fires reveal ancient waterways older than the pyramids

The Australian Bushfires Revealed an Aquatic System Older Than the Pyramids; Alexander Haro; Inertia

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.

Source: The Australian Bushfires Revealed an Aquatic System Older Than the Pyramids

Victoria fires unveil ancient lava channel eel farming system; RNZ


More sections of an ancient aquaculture system in south-west Victoria have been discovered after a fire swept through the area.

Source: Victoria fires unveil ancient lava channel eel farming system

Fire reaches Lake Surprise crater for first time in memory; Jackson Graham; The Standard

Source: Fire reaches Lake Surprise crater for first time in memory

Stone houses, eel traps at world heritage site built to survive blaze; Katrina Lovell; Standard

An aboriginal leader says indigenous heritage sites in the line of fire would survive the blaze.

Source: Stone houses, eel traps at world heritage site built to survive blaze

Blood and water: Australia’s Budj Bim gets global recognition; Tracey Shelton; Al Jazeera

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

‘A hell of a mess’: Feral pigs put World Heritage site at risk of ‘tremendous damage’; Matt Neal; ABC

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.

Source: ‘A hell of a mess’: Feral pigs put World Heritage site at risk of ‘tremendous damage’

Cultural landscape Down under; The Hans India

Victoria’s treasure, Budj Bim cultural landscape, has formally been recognised on the UNESCO World Heritage List…

Source: Cultural landscape Down under

Budj Bim recognised on the UNESCO World Heritage List; Travel Trends Today

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…

Source: Budj Bim recognised on the UNESCO World Heritage List

Heritage sites to tick off your list; Michael Turtle; Canberra Times

Source: Heritage sites to tick off your list

Australian territory among 7 new Unesco World Heritage sites; Eric Moya; Travel Weekly

The Budj Bim volcano’s lava flows have served as the population’s “economic and social base for six millennia.”

Source: Australian territory among 7 new Unesco World Heritage sites: Travel Weekly

Why Victoria’s Budj Bim Became a Unesco World Heritage Site; Edwina Landale; Broadsheet

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

Huge win for ancient Australian site; Imogen Reid; News.com.au

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