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Culture and heritage

Black Range State Park contains Aboriginal cultural sites including rock shelters, rock art, quarries and at least one scarred tree.

The Black Range is central to the dreaming of the Jardwadjali People. Traditional occupation of the area centred around natural resources such as water, plant and animal foods and rock outcrops for shelter, artwork and stone procurement.

Knowledge of past and present culture in the area is passed on through the Brambuk Living Cultural Centre in Halls Gap and by the Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Cooperative in Horsham.

Squatters selected runs on the more fertile plains surrounding the park, venturing into the range only for limited stock grazing and timber harvesting. As a result, there are few sites of European cultural significance in the park, the main site being Wildman Cave.