The Gunditjmara people were very clever hydrologists. They built extensive water management structures throughout the Budj Bim Heritage Landscape. They constructed extensive canals, some more than 300m long.
Grinding stones are very similar to a modern day mortar and pestle. Grinding stones are slabs of stone used to grind and crush roots, tubers, berries, bulbs, seeds, insects, small mammals and reptiles for consumption.
Eel baskets are woven from smooth strap shaped leaves. Spiny headed mat rush, Common Reed and Spear grass were most often used for basket making. The leaves were split, gathered in bundles and soaked to make the fibres pliable for weaving. Carry baskets for food and other items, headbands and clothing, and fibre bags for straining food were also woven by the Gunditjmara. Eel baskets were known as “Gnarraban”.