What are the 19 world heritage sites in Australia?
Australia has 19 sites inscribed on the World Heritage List, including iconic sites such as Sydney Opera House, Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Kakadu, the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, our mammal fossil sites at Riversleigh and Naracoorte, and the Great Barrier Reef – places that are vital to the cultural, social and …
Are the 12 Apostles world heritage listed?
The stretch of Victorian road which winds between hillsides and beach, through rainforest and past the Twelve Apostles, is just the 20th coastal area in Australia to be heritage listed.
Who are the traditional owners of Kangaroo Island?
But until the late 1870s, three Tasmanian Aboriginal women – Sal, Suke and Betty – remained. They continued to live traditionally, clearing the land with fire and hunting with dogs. All three women outlived Trukanini. Betty’s descendants still live on Kangaroo Island, but have only recently discovered their ancestry.
What is the cultural value of Kangaroo Island?
With its remarkable profusion of wildlife and its unspoilt environment, Kangaroo Island is home to a disproportionately large art community. Nearly 10 percent of the Island’s total population identify as members of the creative community and participate in visual art mediums, sculpture, craft, drama, music and writing.
Why is Kangaroo Island called Island of the Dead?
The Island’s English name was given by Matthew Flinders during his 1803 mapping for the British land claim of Australia. He named it ‘Kangaroo Island’ after the tame kangaroos slaughtered to feed the crew of his exploration ship, The Investigator.
Did Kangaroo Island have aboriginals?
Recognised as Karta or “Island of the Dead” by mainland Aboriginal tribes, the existence of shell middens and stone tools demonstrate that Aboriginal people lived on Kangaroo Island as long as 16,000 and may have only disappeared from the island as recently as 2000 years ago.