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Culture and heritage

The Yorta Yorta people have a long association with the Lower Goulburn National Park. Scarred trees, mounds, stone artefact scatters and middens are some of the sites of significance that can be found in this park, particularly along the lower reaches of the river. The park contains over 196 registered Aboriginal archaeological sites.

The Yorta Yorta people have an active role in the management of Lower Goulburn National Park. Traditional owner knowledge assists with management of the land and recognises the unique relationship of the traditional owners to the land.

The Goulburn Heritage River was declared in 1992 in recognition of it unique natural, recreational, scenic and cultural values. It is Victoria’s second largest river in terms of length, catchment area and annual flows.