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Cultural heritage

Published 20 February 2023

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.

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