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Mungo National Park

  • Walls of China, Image Don Fuchs

  • Harry Nanya Tours, Mungo National Park, Image Don Fuchs

  • White Corella birds, Mungo National Park

  • Historic homestead, Image Don Fuchs

  • Perry Sandhills, Image Don Fuchs


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World heritage Mungo National Park

Mungo National Park is a part of the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area, a chain of dried-out lakes that were once strung between Willandra Creek and the main channel of the Lachlan River in Outback NSW.

Lake Mungo dried up around 14,000 years ago, and today a great crescent-shaped dune, called the Walls of China, stretches along the eastern shore of the lakebed.

In 1969 the remains of a cremated human skeleton, known as Mungo Woman, were found. Six years later, Mungo Man was discovered, buried in a pit strewn with ochre. Both skeletons are believed to be around 40,000 years old.

Stone flake tools are scattered across the landscape, and peeking out of the mud are ancient wombat holes, fossilised chunks of Eucalyptus trees, and the bones of long-dead marsupials, including extinct buffalo-sized wombats and giant kangaroos.


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