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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Key messages

Why Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage is important

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage can be both tangible and intangible. It intrinsically links people to place and enables cultural connections with country.

There are many different types of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sites and places throughout Queensland and numerous ways of describing them.

Efforts to protect, conserve and interpret Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage are important in preserving and respecting the cultural values of a place or object.

Key findings

State

Cultural heritage site locations

Artefact scatters are the most prevalent type of site location recorded on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage database.

Cultural heritage places

No new places have been recorded on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage register since 2009.

Pressure

Cultural heritage management plans

There is decreasing pressure on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage from major resource and infrastructure projects.

Cultural heritage search requests

There is consistent pressure on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage from general land use activities.

Programs

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Register

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Register holds information regarding cultural heritage studies, designated landscape areas, cultural heritage management plans, cultural heritage bodies, and statutory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parties. The register is available to the public.

Last updated
10 July 2017