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PWS - Fires update and impacts

20/02/2019

Background: A number of fires were ignited by dry lightning that crossed the state in late December 2018 and mid-January 2019. The storms of 15 January 2019 resulted in approximately 2,400 lightning strikes and caused over 60 new ignitions.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 15 February 2019

15/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened today (Friday 15 February).More

PWS Fire Update - Thursday 14 February 2019

14/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened.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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