Willandra ancestral remains reburial

Heritage NSW is seeking your feedback on a proposal to rebury Aboriginal ancestral remains in the Willandra Lakes region world heritage area.
A crowd of people at an ancestral burial site
A crowd of people at an ancestral burial site

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Leanne Mitchell

What’s this about?

In accordance with Section 95(2) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, Heritage NSW proposes to rebury 108 Aboriginal ancestral remains (including Mungo Man and Mungo Woman) in the Willandra Lakes region world heritage area.

It is proposed that the ancestral remains will be reburied at 26 sites across Mungo National Park and four Western Land Lease properties in NSW. The reburial project is the final stage in the return of the repatriated ancestors that are currently held in secure storage at Mungo National Park.

Public feedback is sought on the option of a permanent Keeping Place for those remains of Mungo Man and Mungo Woman. This could involve reburial in a retrievable, controlled environment for future scientific research.

Have your say

Have your say by Monday 31 January 2022.

There are three ways you can give your feedback, listed below.

Online consultation

Email

4 November 2021 to 31 January 2022

willandra.repatriation@environment.nsw.gov.au

Exhibition

4 November 2021 to 31 January 2022
9:00am to 5:00pm

Address: Buronga Library – Midway Service Centre, 6 Midway Drive, Buronga NSW 2739

Willandra lakes ancestral remains burial - invitation for public comment

Exhibition

4 November 2021 to 31 January 2022
9:00am to 5:00pm

Address: Wentworth Library – Murray Street, Wentworth NSW 2648

Willandra lakes ancestral remains burial - invitation for public comment

Exhibition

4 November 2021 to 31 December 2021
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Address: NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment - Corner of Sturt Highway and Melaleuca Street, Buronga NSW 2739

Willandra lakes ancestral remains burial - invitation for public comment

Consultation period

From:4 November 2021
To:31 January 2022

See consultation methods

More information

Email: Project team
Phone: 02 6022 0631
Agency Website
Consultation Website

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