Farmer sorry for damaging Aboriginal site says he did not know it was heritage-listed

Farmer sorry for damaging Aboriginal site says he did not know it was heritage-listed

The Guardian

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Adrian McMaster moved part of a 1,500-year-old eel-shaped stone formation at Lake Bolac in Victoria, leaving traditional owners ‘devastated’

A Victorian farmer has apologised for damaging a 1,500-year-old Aboriginal heritage site, saying he was not aware it was heritage-listed and did not know the rocks he moved were part of the significant site.

The Kuyung stone arrangement, a 176-metre-long formation in the shape of a juvenile eel, sits on land that has been owned by the McMaster family, one of the early settlers of Lake Bolac in south-western Victoria, for about 150 years.

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