Lake Tyrrell (Direl) is a significant landscape and dominant feature of its environment. Dating back to more than 33,000 years, the antiquity, occupation, and significance of Lake Tyrrell is indisputable and comparable to the archaeological record of the Willandra Lakes Region – UNESCO World Heritage Area.

Lake Tyrrell (Direl) - Credit Geoff Caine

Barengi Gandjin Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (BGLC) is the Registered Aboriginal Party for the south-west of Lake Tyrrell. There is no Registered Aboriginal Party appointed for the rest of Lake Tyrrell (Direl), however the site is of interest to other Traditional Owner groups including First Peoples of the Millewa-Mallee, Latji Latji, Tati Tati, Wadi Wadi, Weki Weki, and Wemba Wemba.

Traditional Owners have identified spiritual, cultural, social, and scientific values unique to the area. Lake Tyrrell (Direl) is a place where the Dreamtime was viewed and experienced in both the night sky and its reflections on the lake, guiding the movements and lived lore of Aboriginal culture for the Boorong people and other clans.

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Page last updated: 23/03/22