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Budj Bim inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage list

SOUTH-WEST Victorian site Budj Bim has become the first Australian Indigenous site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list exclusively for its Aboriginal values.

The site, created 6600 years ago, spans almost 100 square kilometres and features what is believed to be the world’s oldest freshwater aquaculture systems.

  • Jackson Graham
  • The Standard

Gunditjmara Traditional Owners cheered at a session of the World Heritage Committee in Baku, Azerbaijan, when the site’s status was confirmed on Saturday.

Traditional owner Denis Rose thanked supporters over the years, including government, NGOs and…

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