Cultural value is linked to the importance of landforms and landscapes as expressed by people through creative means such as poetry, literature art and films. Australia's landscapes and landforms have shaped Australian culture and identity.
Aboriginal Australians express the importance of the land to them through Dreaming stories, song, dance and their art. Nearly all Aboriginal art relates to the landscape and maps the landscape and the landforms of importance to the Aboriginal community.
Chapters 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13 include various footage of the spiritual connection of the landscape of the Torres Straits islands and its people through art, dance, totems, idols, masks, songs and traditional ceremony,
For Aboriginal Australians the spiritual value of land is expressed through the concept of 'Country'.
Aboriginal peoples believe that the myths of their Dreaming bind them to the land. Their ancestors live on through the land and ensure their continued connection with it. Landscapes contain many sacred sites of spiritual importance.
Economic value is a measurement of how financially important landscapes and landforms are.
The same landscape can be valued by different people for a variety of reasons. For example,
The aesthetic value of a landscape is closely linked to its beauty and uniqueness. An individual might be drawn to a particular landform because of its overwhelming majesty, creating a personal connection to the place.
The aesthetic value of the landscape to the community has been recognised through the creation of national parks. The first national park in Australia, The Royal National Park south of Sydney, was established in 1879.
Includes the building of the Great Ocean Road