Stone Quarry and Aboriginal Places heritage listed


Released 19/11/2019

The ACT Heritage Council (the Council) has decided to provisionally register Mulligans Flat Aboriginal Stone Quarry and two Aboriginal Places in Hume.

“These are important places that are tangible links to the traditions of the Aboriginal people of the ACT.” Chairperson of the Council, David Flannery said.

“The Quarry is a rare type of place in the ACT, with only five other known quarry sites in the region, and it is also an especially intact example.”

“Large and important sites, such as the quarry, have a strong and special relationship to the Ngunnawal people and it is an excellent place that demonstrates culture and practices.”

Additionally, as intermittently used campsites, the artefact assemblages of Aboriginal Places HA12 & HAC2 have significance for the intactness, density and diversity of their artefacts and their research potential.

“As places that demonstrate and maintain links between ancestors, people and the land, Aboriginal Places HA12 & HAC2 are significant to the Traditional Custodians of the ACT,” said Mr. Flannery.

“Future research at the landscape scale could show HA12 and HAC2 within their Hume context to reveal new information regarding cultural connections across the broader landscape and to Country,” said Mr. Flannery.

The Council values the knowledge of the Representative Aboriginal Organisations, who assisted with the assessment of these places as well as the submission of original nominations. The Council is always encouraged to see greater representation of Aboriginal places on the ACT Heritage Register.

Visit www.yoursay.act.gov.au to look at the heritage assessment.

For information on other decisions made by the Council on 14 November, visit https://www.environment.act.gov.au/heritage/heritage_register

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