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Indigenous History

40,000 years of history is just the beginning. The history of the Murray is the epic story of a modern nation being born, and it’s still being written today.

Evidence of Aboriginal settlement can be found all along the Murray, in shell middens, scarred trees and sacred sites. The most impressive site is Mungo National Park, where the discovery of bones has dated human habitation of the Murray-Darling basin to at least 40,000 years. It’s best visited on an indigenous guided tour from Mildura or Wentworth.

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