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The Meeting Place

Where science and culture meet

Belah sunrise, Mungo National Park. Photograph © Ian Brown

The Meeting Place also represents how science and culture meet here in the Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area. Together, science and culture tell the story of how one of the world's most ancient cultures was able to survive and adapt to the extreme changes in climate that turned a flourishing inland lake system into the connected series of dry lakebeds that we see today.

The shifting sands of Mungo hold a record of Aboriginal life extending back beyond the expanses of the last ice age. Mungo's living Aboriginal culture holds an unbroken record of how people have walked in the footsteps of their ancestors here since the Dreamtime.

Learn more about the science of Mungo at Understand Mungo.