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Learn about the cultural and personal connections Aboriginal people have with our river systems.

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    Budj Bim Restoration Project

    The Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape is a section of volcanic plain that encompasses the area from Mt Eccles to the sea. The basalt lava flow created a series of wetlands and rivers including Lake Condah, Darlots Creek and Fitzroy River and estuary. In 2010, Lake Condah was restored and the Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners are now focusing on protecting and restoring other waterways in the landscape.

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    Aboriginal Water Values

    Glenelg Hopkins CMA, in partnership with Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation and Barengi Gadjin Land Council, has funding from DELWP to develop an Aboriginal Water Values project for the Glenelg River system from July 2015 to December 2016. The Glenelg River is valued by Victorians and South Australians for its high social, economic, cultural and environmental attributes and runs through two Traditional Owner areas, managed by Gunditj Mirring TOAC and Barengi Gadjin Land Council.

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    Wirraminna

    A new report released this month shows how Aboriginal people in the northern basin have overwhelmingly ranked environmental watering as a significant factor in their lives. The survey, to find out the importance of environmental water to Aboriginal people, was undertaken by the Murray–Darling Basin Authority, in partnership with the Northern Basin Aboriginal Nations (NBAN) […]

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    Y Water Discovery Centre and the Yea Wetlands

    A new report released this month shows how Aboriginal people in the northern basin have overwhelmingly ranked environmental watering as a significant factor in their lives. The survey, to find out the importance of environmental water to Aboriginal people, was undertaken by the Murray–Darling Basin Authority, in partnership with the Northern Basin Aboriginal Nations (NBAN) […]