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Lake Mungo: Lake Mungo

Year 7 History

Finding Resources in Oliver

 

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.

 

Images

UNESCO

     

ABC Radio Podcast- Lake Mungo

NSW National Parks and Wildlife

   

“Life at Lake Mungo” by Italian artist Giovanni Caselli, 1974

Mungo National Park

You Tube

Willandra Lakes

You Tube

Useful Links

Bare Bones of History In the dunes of Lake Mungo, Bruce Elder explores one of the world's most significant archaeological sites.

Mungo Man- ABC Science Colin Groves and Alan Thorne are currently engaged in intense metaphysical fisticuffs about a man who died roughly 60,000 years ago, by the shores of once-verdant Lake Mungo in south-eastern NSW. More specifically, they are arguing about the DNA of this man, known as Mungo Man.

Mungo Archaeological Digs  An archeological dig has revealed artifacts of early occupation so old they rival the dates of those found at sites of the earliest human settlement in Australia.

Australian Archeological Association

ABC Splash

Visit the site of a discovery of human remains that are so old they make Egyptian mummies seem recent. In this ABC documentary a reporter visits Lake Mungo in the Willandra Lakes region of western NSW to view the site of the discovery of ancient human remains and the ongoing work of archaeologists. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program may contain images and voices of people who have died.

Lake Mungo Youth Project

Welcome to the Mungo Youth Project website. This site is equipped with tools and information to learn more about Mungo, from the past, the present and into the future. Through this site we hope that educators and those interested in the history of Australia will find resources and ideas of value.

Mungo National Park

Protecting Ancient Heritage eBook

Ancient Australia Unearthed- PDF

First Australians PDF

Google Maps

           

National Geographic

On February 26th, 1974 a young geologist managed to stretch Australian history by 20,000-odd years when he found 40,000-year-old human remains buried in a dry lake bed in south-western New South Wales.

ABC Splash

  

Visit the site of a discovery of human remains that are so old they make Egyptian mummies seem recent. In this ABC documentary a reporter visits Lake Mungo in the Willandra Lakes region of western NSW to view the site of the discovery of ancient human remains and the ongoing work of archaeologists.