Bones Knob Telecommunications Tower
Niche recently provided both historical and Aboriginal cultural heritage advice and services on a project involving the installation of a telecommunications (Telstra) tower at Bones Knob, Tolga on the Atherton Tablelands. The tower will provide the communities around Tolga with improved internet and telecommunications connectivity (expected to be operational in late June/July 2022).
The Bones Knob site has an unsettling history, known locally as a massacre site and a historical heritage site, having been used for radio communication during WWII. During monitoring work an unexpected find was recorded, in the form of a bone that was identified as potential human remains. Niche’s reporting protocols outline a step-by-step process for these types of finds, including a stop works procedure, followed by the Police reporting procedure.
To find out more about the project and its outcomes: Bones Knob Telecommunications Tower
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