For over 6,000 years the Gunditjmara have lived in and around the stony country of the lava flow from Budj Bim (Mt Eccles) to the ocean near Portland. Extensive aquaculture and fish trap systems and villages of stone huts were built throughout this rich land of plenty.
Pre-dating the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Budj Bim landscape of western Victoria is listed on the Australian National Heritage Register and efforts are now being made to have the area nominated for UNESCO World Heritage listing.
The Budj Bim landscape consists of Lake Condah, Condah Mission Tyrendarra Indigenous Protected Area, Kurtonitj and Mt Eccles National Park.
LookEar in association with Cooper Scaife Architects, Mono Design and Gib Wettenhall were commissioned to develop conceptual designs for the interpretation and sensitive visitor infrastructure for this highly significant place.
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Client: Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation.