Ancient Aboriginal Site Budj Bim Added To World Heritage List

A Victorian indigenous site older than the pyramids has become the first in Australia to receive World Heritage protection solely for its Aboriginal cultural importance.

The Budj Bim Cultural Landscape in southwest Victoria was accepted onto the World Heritage List at a meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan on Saturday, following a decades-long campaign by traditional owners.

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The aquaculture system was created about 6600 years ago by the Gunditjmara people to harvest eels and manipulate water flows.

Featured image: Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners