Warreen Cave

Warreen Marrbugan

Launguage points

Guugu Yimithirr

Nganhthaan binaalgu thana bamangay miiraathi galbaaygu Jibaarr Tasmania 35,000 years ago. Nhanmu-nhamu bamaal start-use-im-gurrali Warreen Cave – Warreen Marrbugan. Nhayun warra mugul-buthun bubu nganhthaan binaal wanhthaa bama nhin-gay Tasmaniawi. Tasmania nhin-gay nganbaaygu wagurrgurrthirr, bubu warrga Australiathirr, bubu walu bridge barrga, garrgu bada wali 12,000–10,000 years ago. Garrgu bada buurraay baangaathi, thalun yanday bithaaygu yalgaarr-gurranu nhagala waguurrngan. Guya gurra bama galmba wawu-murrgarra gala-ganbarringa nhamun-gu. Nhagala marrguban nhila-ngarraalgu wunaa bamawi milbiigu Tasmanian bamathirr.

English

We know that people arrived all the way to southern Tasmania by 35,000 years ago. That is when people started using Warreen Cave. It is the oldest place we know of where people have lived in Tasmania. Tasmania remained connected to the mainland by a land bridge until around 12,000-10,000 years ago. Then the sea levels rose enough to separate it from the mainland. No more people could cross after that. This cave still has high cultural value to Tasmanian people.

A number of limestone caves containing ice age occupation deposits are found in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Photo: Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania.

From: https://www.aboriginalheritage.tas.gov.au/

Documents/aboriginal-heritage-twwha.pdf

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