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Willandra Lakes Region

Willandra Lakes Region. Photo: Mark Mohell.

The Willandra Lakes Region is an extensive area that contains a system of ancient lakes formed over the last two million years, most of which are fringed by a crescent shaped dune or lunette. Aborigines lived on the shores of the lakes for at least 50,000 years, and the remains of a 40,000 year old female found in the dunes of Lake Mungo are believed to be the oldest ritual cremation site in the world.

The Willandra Lakes Region was one of 15 World Heritage places included in the National Heritage List on 21 May 2007.

Willandra Lakes Region. Photo: Mark Mohell

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