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New lease of life for original lighthouse vents

15/05/2018

As part of the ongoing conservation of the Cape Bruny and Maatsuyker Island lighthouses, a team effort has been underway to restore the original bronze vents from the lighthouses' lantern rooms.More

Record visitor numbers at Highfield Historic Site

09/05/2018

Visitation numbers at Highfield Historic Site in Stanley have reached a record high, with 12,535 people visiting in the 12 months ending March 2018.More

Cradle Mountain shuttle bus tender awarded

08/05/2018

A new bus fleet featuring environmentally friendly technology and vehicles with improved accessibility and increased capacity will help to meet increasing visitor numbers following the awarding of the tender to McDermott Coaches.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
Aboriginal Hand Stencil