It is owned and managed by the Aboriginal community — but the sacred Wargata Mina cave in southwest Tasmania is still being controlled by the State Government, according to Tasmania’s Aboriginal Centre (TAC).
- The Wargata Mina cave in southwest Tasmania contains a series of hand stencils dating back over 15,000 years
- The site is owned and managed by Tasmania’s Aboriginal people, with the title transferred to the Aboriginal Land Council in 1995
- The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre is outraged it has to go through a government department for a permit to access the remote site
The cave is so remote it is only accessible by helicopter, and in order for helicopters to land in the area people are required to seek permits from the Parks and…