Budj Bim inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List

Member for South West Coast Roma Britnell says she is thrilled that the Budj Bim Landscape has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Ms Britnell said it was a watershed moment for the local aboriginal community, who have fought for decades have the significant cultural heritage at the site to be appropriately recognised.

“There is more than 6000 years of history on that country,” she said.

“What the Gunditjmara community built in that rocky swamp land is the earliest form of farming in this country. What remains provides a glimpse into the past and shows a well-organised and settled community and we protect it.

“I’m thrilled that the long process to gain this world-wide recognition has ended on such a positive note.

“I congratulate everyone who has worked so hard to achieve this goal, especially the Winda-Mara Co-op and the Gunditj-Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation.”  

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