Dried-out Lake Boort in rural Victoria, Australia, is home to the biggest known collection of Indigenous scarred trees anywhere in the world. The trees, many of which are now dead, are a tangible reminder of the Aboriginal society which flourished here before the arrival of Europeans. With the blessing of descendants of the Yung Balug clan, forced from their land but maintaining a connection from afar, a former farmer and amateur historian is making it his mission to the see the scarred trees preserved. As he carries out his work of reconciliation while slowly convincing the almost-entirely white township of Boort of the area's value, Vietnam veteran Paul Haw is documenting an incredible array of cooking mounds and stone scatters, before erosion, vandalism and fire claim them for ever.
Taken from an upcoming 25 minute documentary from Australian/British documentary-maker Bill Code. Shot by Bill on a Canon C100.
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