Time to honour a historical legend: 50 years since the discovery of Mungo Lady
This month we celebrate an event 50 years ago in western New South Wales that changed the course of Australian history.
- Jim Bowler
- The Conversation
On July 15, 1968, the discovery of burnt bones on a remote shoreline of an unnamed lake basin began a story, the consequences of which remain sadly unfinished today.
It’s the story of a legend, the discovery of Mungo Lady, the first in the series of steps that led to the creation of the Willandra Lakes World Heritage area.
But it’s a story where the making of a legend has fallen off the national radar leaving a legacy of…
At a time when we…