Kakadu National Park (1981, 1987, 1992)

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United Nations (Geneva). 1999. World Cultural Heritage. Kakadu National Park, Australia.

This unique archaeological and ethnological reserve, located in the Northern Territory, has been inhabited continuously for more than 40,000 years. 

The cave paintings, rock carvings and archaeological sites record the skills and way of life of the region's inhabitants, from the hunter-gatherers of prehistoric times to the Aboriginal people still living there. 

It is a unique example of a complex of ecosystems, including tidal flats, floodplains, lowlands and plateaux, and provides a habitat for a wide range of rare or endemic species of plants and animals. 

In its first World Heritage Series from 1993, Australia issued this stamp with a view of high cliffs, steep rocks and  splashing waterfalls in  Kakadu National Park. 
  • Australia 1993.  Kakadu National Park.  


Australia 1993. World Cultural Heritage. Kakadu National Park, Australia.

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Other World Heritage Sites in Australia (on this site). Inactive links are not described on stamps. Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Australia-section, for further information about such sites. 

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