Bringing back heritage: Farmer acknowledges private property as significant historic Aboriginal site

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The Gollion Ochre Quarry was formally recognised and listed as the 13th Aboriginal place on private property in New South Wales, under NSW Office of Environment and Heritage program.

Most private farm owners are refusing to open up their properties to indigenous and Torres-strait islanders in the fear of losing ownership rights and financial income. This move is a collaborative attempt between traditional custodian owners in the region and the Vincent family that owns the farm. It will allow aboriginal people to continue historic practices on the site and is seen to open up further agreements that reinstate cultural heritage.

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Thursday, July 4 2019
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Featured in storyWally Bell - Ngunnawal elder, traditional owner and Aboriginal cultural heritage consultantDave Johnston - Director at Aboriginal Archaeologists Australia pty ltd. and Boonwurrung foundation, Melbourne
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