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History unlocked at Richmond Gaol

12/11/2018

Investment in the restoration of the Gaoler's House at Richmond Gaol will enhance the visitor experience at one of Tasmania's key historic sites.More

Campfire restrictions in national parks and reserves

09/11/2018

Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from next Wednesday (November 14) at identified Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.More

Godfreys Beach penguin viewing platform open

07/11/2018

The development of a new penguin viewing platform at Godfreys Beach at The Nut State Reserve in Stanley has recently been completed by the Parks and Wildlife Service.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