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People communicate through stories, here we share great tales and experiences from across Australia's rivers and the communities that live beside them.

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    Lachlan River Catchment History

    As part of Australian Heritage Week, the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is looking back on the diverse history of the Basin to understand how the nation developed and reflect on what makes the Murray–Darling Basin so special. Alfred Deakin, Australia’s second Prime Minister, is one of the most iconic and widely celebrated historical figures throughout […]

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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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    Lake Victoria

    As part of Australian Heritage Week, the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is looking back on the diverse history of the Basin to understand how the nation developed and reflect on what makes the Murray–Darling Basin so special. Alfred Deakin, Australia’s second Prime Minister, is one of the most iconic and widely celebrated historical figures throughout […]

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    Kulcurna Homestead

    As part of Australian Heritage Week, the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is looking back on the diverse history of the Basin to understand how the nation developed and reflect on what makes the Murray–Darling Basin so special. Alfred Deakin, Australia’s second Prime Minister, is one of the most iconic and widely celebrated historical figures throughout […]