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Ancient Aboriginal Fish Traps to be Protected

by Ellen Hardy
12 August 2008, at 1:00am

AUSTRALIA - An ancient aboriginal site which contains 150 metres of fish traps is to be protected through an historic agreement signed in southwest Queensland over the weekend.

According to ABC Rural, the stone walls and weirs which form the fish traps are in a creek which flows into the Bulloo River near Quilpie.

Queensland's Natural Resources Minister, Craig Wallace, witnessed the agreement between the Tully family, which runs Piastre Station, and the Mardigan people, reported ABC Rural.

"I believe it's the first time that a landholder has voluntarily given up land, around 20 hectares of land, to preserve a cultural heritage site, had it fenced off and allow access by traditional owners," he says.

Ellen Hardy