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Viewing platform upgrades for Rocky Cape's Aboriginal heritage sites

13/02/2018

Two viewing platforms have been replaced as part of visitor facility improvements at Rocky Cape National Park on the North-West Coast. The platforms are at the Lee Archer Cave and South Cave sites, which have highly significant Aboriginal heritage values.More

Urban focus for World Wetlands Day

01/02/2018

'Wetlands for a sustainable future' is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2018. This international celebration of the significance of wetland environments is held annually on 2 February.More

Stage Three of Three Capes Track complete

29/01/2018

Stage Three of the award-winning Three Capes Track has now been completed. The Cape Raoul and Shipstern Bluff lookout tracks have been upgraded to a class 3 dry boot standard track consistent with the existing Three Capes walks.More

Aboriginal Heritage

Introduction

Parks and Wildlife Service acknowledge Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of lutruwita (Tasmania). We honour Tasmanian Aboriginal Elders and community as ongoing custodians of their ancestral cultural landscapes.

Tasmania’s Aboriginal cultural heritage provides a spiritual connection for Tasmanian Aboriginal people today and valuable information about one of the oldest living cultures in the world.

Aboriginal cultural heritage is the tangible and intangible legacy of Tasmania’s Aboriginal people. It refers to those places and objects from past generations. It includes places of intangible heritage where there may be no physical evidence of past cultural activities such as places of spiritual tradition and ceremonial significance.

Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania administers the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1975 which provides for the protection and management of Tasmania’s Aboriginal cultural heritage. The Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania website provides important information about Tasmania’s Aboriginal cultural heritage including the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and can be accessed at www.aboriginalheritage.tas.gov.au
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