The Great Eastern Ranges corridor is rich in cultural, historical and social values and supports the wellbeing of many communities. Many cultural connections for Aboriginal people, including trading routes, ceremonial pathways and sites, story places and important plant and animal species, occur in the Great Eastern Ranges. The ranges also contain important heritage sites from European settlement that gave rise to key elements of the Australian pastoral story.
The Great Eastern Ranges Initiative (GER) is working with communities to protect, strengthen and celebrate the culture and heritage of the Great Eastern Ranges.
For more information about the importance of the GER corridor to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal culture and heritage, see the 2008 High Country Heritage report commissioned by GER.