Declared Indigenous Protected Areas in Tasmania
Preminghana Indigenous Protected Area
Preminghana covers more than five square kilometres of land in North West Tasmania bordering the Southern Ocean. It is managed by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Land and Sea Council. Formerly privately owned by the Van Diemen's Land Company, the land was compulsorily acquired by the Tasmanian Government in the late 1970s because of its historic Aboriginal engraving sites.
Risdon Cove and Putalina Indigenous Protected Areas
Lying on either side of Hobart, Risdon Cove and Putalina (Oyster Cove) are located along the eastern coast of Tasmania. Both areas are managed by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre and are important cultural and spiritual sites for the local community.
Mount Chappell and Badger Islands Indigenous Protected Areas
Found in the Bass Strait of the north-eastern tip of Tasmania, Mount Chappell Island and Badger Island form part of the Furneaux Group of islands. These islands have long been regarded by Aboriginal people as an important part of the seasonal food-gathering cycle, and the Tasmanian Government handed them back to the Aboriginal community in 1995.