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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.

 

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UNESCO

     

The fossil remains of a series of lakes and sand formations that date from the Pleistocene can be found in this region, together with archaeological evidence of human occupation dating from 45–60,000 years ago.

ABC Radio Podcast- Lake Mungo

"I'm hoping that we will have a decision by the 40th year anniversary, by February 26th." We speak to the man who found the Mungo man, Professor James Bowler, about the history and legacy of the Mungo man.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife

   

NITV

Australia's oldest known human remains are on their way back home to eventually be buried on country. It comes after more than 40 years of being discovered at Lake Mungo.

news.com.au

The discovery sent shockwaves through archaeology but the remains of Mungo Man still hold secrets of First Australians.

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

Mungo National Park

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Willandra Lakes

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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.

ClickView

Human remains known as Mungo Man have been returned to country.

Traditional owners say the return of the remains of the historic Mungo Man, who was removed by scientists from his resting place more than 40 years ago, will provide closure and is a step toward reconciliation.

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

You have arrived at one of the world's very special places. Aboriginal people have walked here at Mungo in the footsteps of their ancestors since the Dreamtime.

Protecting Ancient Heritage eBook

Ancient Australia Unearthed- PDF

First Australians PDF

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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.

The Australian

It was an occasion 43 years and more than 40 millennia in the making, but Mungo Man is finally back on country and one last step away from a proper reburial.