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Parks and Wildlife Service in tourism awards

15/10/2018

Two key Parks and Wildlife Service enterprises have been listed as finalists in this year's Tasmanian Tourism Awards.More

Tasmania's Next Iconic Walk

28/09/2018

The call is out to find Tasmania's next world-class walking experience.More

Changes to private vehicle access to Dove Lake

25/09/2018

From 22 October 2018, private vehicle access into Cradle Mountain National Park will be restricted during shuttle bus operating hours to ensure visitor safety.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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