Indigenous engineering feats you should know about
23 March, 2023
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Australia is home to the oldest continuing living culture in the world, and also some pretty nifty engineering feats that date back thousands of years.
The Converstaion takes a deep dive into 5 of these amazing achievements, including the ancient Budj Bim aquaculture systems dating back over 6,600 years.
Read the full article on The Conversation website, which covers amongst other things an Aboriginal ochre mine and an ingenious raft made to traverse strong tides, rips and whirlpools.
You can check out the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape and the aquaculture systems on a Gunditjmara cultural tour.
Image credit: The Conversation (William Barton playing the yidaki in 2009. Australian Festival of Chamber Music/AAP)