Budj Bim

Today Budi Bim is a dormant volcano in Victoria, Australia, 30,000 years ago Budj Bim erupted and lava flowed south and west more than 30 miles creating a distinctive landscape of lakes and wetlands encompassing an area of historical and cultural importance.   

8,000 years ago the Gunditjmara people developed a sophisticated aquaculture system which channeled the water of the nearby Darlot Creek into adjacent low-lying areas.  This trapped fish in a series of dams and channels.  This indicates the indigenous population were not only hunter-gatherers but farmers and cultivators of the landscape.