Mungo and the Willandra Lakes
Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. What makes World Heritage exceptional is its universal application. World Heritage sites are important to all the peoples of the world.
By signing the World Heritage Convention, nations recognise that the World Heritage sites located in their territory constitute a world heritage 'for whose protection it is the duty of the international community as a whole to cooperate'.
The World Heritage List includes places you will recognise instantly, as well as less well known ones that you may be surprised to find on the list: the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras; Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Poland; Yosemite National Park, USA; the Taj Mahal, India; and the Banks of the Seine, Paris France.
Australian World Heritage Areas with natural heritage values are the Great Barrier Reef, the Tasmanian Wilderness, the Wet Tropics of Queensland and Shark Bay, WA, the Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Naracoorte/Riversleigh), Lord Howe Island Group, Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia, Fraser Island, Macquarie Island, Heard and McDonald Islands, and the Greater Blue Mountains Area.
The Willandra Lakes. Kakadu National Park, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and the Tasmanian Wilderness are recognised for outstanding natural and cultural values.
More information about the World Heritage Convention and all the World Heritage Properties can be found at www.unesco.org/whc
For more information about Australian World Heritage sites, go to
Department of Environment and Heritage's World Heritage page
9th Sep 2006
A Day at Mungo
9th Sep 2006
Throughout 2006 & 2007
Mungo Science Exhibition
Mungo Youth Conference
12th Sep 2007
World Heritage of Human Origins Conference
17th Apr 2007
Mungo Discovery Tours
Hands Across the Desert