Commissioned by Aboriginal Affairs Victoria, in the year 2000, this booklet presents approaches and general guidelines for conserving Aboriginal cultural sites and places in coastal Victoria.
Aboriginal cultural sites and places are found from one end of the Victorian coast to the other – more than 4,000 to date. And this number is increasing every year.
Many of the sites are very fragile and exposed to a large number of threats. The very instability of the coastal environment and its high population density places coastal Aboriginal sites at significant risk.
Development does not have to be destructive. Awareness of an area’s cultural heritage values can ensure any development is compatible with the preservation of sites. How planning authorities and local government can ensure this precious cultural heritage is preserved for the future is the subject of this booklet.
Published Aboriginal Affairs Victoria