What has sitting on the banks of the Gregory River in far northern Queensland fishing to do with heritage? I was watching a group of senior Aboriginal women from the Waanyi community fish as I tried to get my twelve-weekold daughter to sleep. We were about five hours’ drive from the nearest major town, on a field trip with two of my colleagues, to record sites of heritage importance to Waanyi women in the Boodjamulla National Park and Riversleigh World Heritage area. Most of the women we were working with had travelled great distances to get here, some having flown in by light aircraft, and all had been eager to come and do some ‘heritage work’.