Weir

Flexible walls constructed with eroded basalt rock, positioned across waterways and wetland areas. Used to capture large pools of water where eels and fish could be kept fresh, during autumn and winter, for maturing or to catch when required.

  • Project: Aboriginal eel Aquaculture – Gunditjmara Country.
  • Climate: Temperate – Warm-summer Mediterranean
  • Year: 4000 BC
  • Water type: Fresh water
  • Landscape: Volcano stream
  • Altitude: 20-30 m.a.s.l
  • Soil condition: Peat and basalt rocks
  • Material: Basalt rocks
  • Temporality: Seasonal, autumn and winter
  • Form: Point
  • Use or Function: Aquaculture