Mount William Stone Hatchet Quarry

Australian Heritage Council, 2008

National Heritage Assessment
The names of individual assessors and nominators have been removed for privacy reasons

About this assessment

The Australian Heritage Council found the Mount William Stone Hatchet Quarry is nationally significant for the information it provides of Aboriginal custodial control of stone resources – it is one of only two such examples in Australia. From the late Holocene, as ground-edged stone hatchets became an essential part of the Aboriginal toolkit in eastern Australia, the Mount William quarry became an important source of hatchet heads traded across south-east Australia. The detailed ethnographic records of custodial control make the place of outstanding significance in Australia’s cultural history.

In some cases the Minister will have made amendments to such matters as boundaries, values and descriptions, before listing the place. For final listing data visit the Australian Heritage Database or the National Heritage Listing for the Mount William Stone Hatchet Quarry.

The names of individual assessors and nominators have been removed for privacy reasons.