Wednesday 16 December 2015

Willandra Lakes Region

Postcards are a wonderful way to learn about the world. When I knew that I was going to receive a postcard from a place called Willandra Lakes Region, I wasn't expecting a postcard that only shows desert and sand... But then I researched and now I know why this place is called this way. Always learning! :) 

Mungo National Park
This postcard was sent by Norma

The Mungo National Park is a protected national park that is located in south-western New South Wales, in eastern Australia
The national park is part of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Willandra Lakes Region, an area of 2,400 square kilometres (930 sq mi) that incorporates seventeen dry lakes. The seventeen dry lakes are not all called mungo but are all declared world heritage, also the creek that used to flow into mungo is being preserved as a sacred site.
The central feature of Mungo National Park is Lake Mungo, the second largest of the ancient dry lakes. The Mungo National Park is noted for the archaeological remains discovered in the park. The remains of Mungo Man, the oldest human remains discovered in Australia, and Mungo Lady, the oldest known human to have been ritually cremated, were both discovered within the park. They were buried on the shore of Lake Mungo, beneath the 'Walls of China', a series of lunettes on the South eastern edge of the lake. - in: wikipedia

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