Budj Bim World Heritage Listing

We are thrilled that the World Heritage Committee inscribed the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape on the World Heritage List over the weekend - the first Australian place to be inscribed solely on Indigenous cultural values. The push for World Heritage has long been an aspiration for Gunditjmara, and they have championed this important part of their Country for decades.

Harry Webber, Denis Rose, Chris Johnston, Simon Crocker (left to right) after the decision – Harry and Simon representing the Victorian Government (Aboriginal Victoria)

Context has been privileged to have worked closely with Gunditjmara and their representative organisations for nearly 30 years. Back in 1990, Chris Johnston worked with the Elders to develop a heritage management plan for Lake Condah (Tae Rak), the Lake Condah Mission and the surrounding lava flow country.

Context Special Adviser Chris Johnston contributed to the World Heritage nomination dossier and was in Baku (Azerbaijan) where the World Heritage Committee inscribed the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape on the World Heritage List over the weekend.

Watch Chris’ interview with ABC TV News:

To learn more about the Budj Bim World Heritage Listing and how Context helped click here.