Cultural heritage

NSW Cultural Heritage

Heritage places and landscapes are made up of living stories as well as connections to the past, which can include natural resources, objects, customs and traditions that individuals and communities have inherited from the past and wish to conserve for current and future generations.

Natural elements of the environment such as ponds, rivers, particular plants, clearings, soil types, the local wildlife and hills also have cultural meanings and values.

Discover more about NSW's culture and heritage such as convict heritage, fishing, transport, buildings, settlements and maritime heritage.

Aboriginal people and cultural life

Aboriginal sites are an important part of NSW cultural heritage. There are also strong on-going connections to sea country to be respected and supported.

Important links:
Aboriginal people and cultural life 
Connections with the natural environment
Aboriginal fishing (NSW Department of Primary Industries)
Marine Parks Aboriginal Engagement and Cultural Use of Fisheries Resources Policy

Page last updated/reviewed: 10 Apr 2014