By The Australian Heritage Council
The nationwide background checklist used to be created in January 2004 to recognize, have fun and defend areas of remarkable background worth to the state. nationwide history encompasses these locations that demonstrate the richness of Australia's terribly assorted traditional, ancient and Indigenous historical past. One element of normal historical past that has been little explored is Australia’s wealth of remarkable fossil websites. whereas a small variety of fossil websites have risen to public prominence, there are numerous lesser-known websites that experience very important background values.
The Australian background Council engaged palaeontologists from country museums and the Northern Territory Museum and artwork Gallery to assemble lists of remarkable fossil websites and to rfile their features and relative value opposed to more than a few different types, so as to extra our realizing approximately Australia’s vital fossil background. websites that have been indexed for nationwide or global historical past values weren't incorporated within the locations for attention, with the point of interest being on lesser-known yet nonetheless vital websites. This booklet is an account of the palaeontologists’ findings. a number of the websites that have been integrated within the preliminary lists have seeing that been regarded via directory at the nationwide background record or the realm background List.
Australia's Fossil background presents an invaluable connection with the phenomenal fossil websites it catalogues, and offers a clearer figuring out of the historical past values of such websites. extra typically, it contributes to a better appreciation of Australia’s geological and fossil range and allows readers to benefit extra approximately Australia's prehistory.