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Aboriginal people made pottery, sailed to distant islands thousands of years before Europeans arrived

[by Sean Ulm, Ian J. McNiven and Kenneth McLean, The Conversation]

In new research published in Quaternary Science Reviews, we report the oldest securely dated ceramics found in Australia from archaeological excavations on Jiigurru (in the Lizard Island group) on the northern Great Barrier Reef located 600km south of Torres Strait, showing that the pottery was made locally more than 1,800 years ago.

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Farmer charged with harming Aboriginal heritage over change to Lake Bolac stone arrangement

[Peter de Kruijff, ABC]

John Clarke (pictured) from the corporation has previously told the ABC the stones at Lake Bolac were believed to be a major gathering place before European colonisation.

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