Traditional owners devastated by alleged damage to 1,500-year-old stone arrangement in Victoria

Traditional owners devastated by alleged damage to 1,500-year-old stone arrangement in Victoria

The Guardian

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The heritage-listed Kuyang stone arrangement in the shape of an eel at Lake Bolac allegedly damaged by a grader

Traditional owners say they are “devastated and traumatised” by the alleged damage to a 1,500-year-old heritage-listed stone arrangement which curved up the hill in the shape of an eel and was a significant ceremonial and meeting site prior to European colonisation.

The Kuyang stone arrangement stretched across 176 metres of private farmland at Lake Bolac in south-western Victoria, about 230km west of Melbourne. It is visible from the Glenelg Highway, and the tail end of the structure was reportedly damaged when the highway was created.

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