Development has been approved for this barren paddock in the Snowy Mountains. But Indigenous people say it could contain burial sites

On a windswept rise above the mighty Snowy River in the Australian Alps, two women are crouched over rocks encircling a large, flat granite stone, their hands placed reverently on the ground beside it. A crow rises in flight overhead and swoops directly towards them.

“That’s our ancestor,” one of the women, Michelle Francis, says.

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