Basin Plan

Traditional Owners map land and water use in northern Murray-Darling

31 July 2018

31 July 2018

The first maps which record Aboriginal land and water cultural activities across areas of the northern Murray–Darling Basin have been handed to traditional owners following a two-year Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) project to document these activities.

MDBA head of Partnerships Carl Binning said the maps would be a valuable asset for traditional owners and could help improve understanding of Indigenous cultural values and water requirements.

“The maps detail traditional knowledge handed down through generations of the Euahlayi Nation (You-alley-eye) and other traditional owners, and record their locations for hunting, fishing, ceremonies, harvesting plants and herbs, as well as burial mounds, campsites and sacred areas of deep spiritual significance,” Mr Binning said.

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