Category Archives: NEWS

28 Oct
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Rock Art Research paper: inadequacies of research to monitor change to rock art

We are pleased to share a recent paper published on Rock Art Research 2017, Vol 34, N.2 (pp 130-148). The piece sheds some light on how change to the rock art of Murujuga has been inadequately monitored, and offers some ...

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28 Oct
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Crowd-funding campaign launched to save Murujuga’s rock art

Friends of Australian Rock Art is proud to announce the launch of the “Save Australia’s Heritage from Industrial Pollution” crowd-funding campaign. Australia’s largest and oldest rock art site, Murujuga (Burrup Peninsula, Western Australia), is threatened by serious industrial pollution. This ...

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17 Oct
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Notification of deferral of Senate Committee inquiry into protection of Aboriginal Rock Art of the Burrup Peninsula

This inquiry was due to present a final report tomorrow Wednesday 18 October. However, FARA has just received notification this morning 17 October that the committee’s report has now been deferred until 29 November. For further information on this important ...

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17 Oct
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Media Alert: Senate Committee to hand down report on impact of industrial emissions on globally significant Burrup Rock Art

On Wednesday 18 October, the Senate’s Standing Committee on Environment and Communications will release its report into the destructive impact of industrial emissions on the globally significant rock art of Murujuga/the Burrup Peninsula on the Dampier Archipelago in WA’s Pilbara ...

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11 Sep
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Murujuga (Burrup) Rock Art Conservation Project

Help save the Burrup Peninsula’s world famous rock art Support independent scientic research urgently needed to protect the art from permanent damage from industry Western Australia’s Burrup Peninsula, known as Murujuga to local Indigenous people, has the largest known concentration ...

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23 Aug
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The Future of Murujuga Rock Art

Explosive new research findings will reveal the extent to which Murujuga rock art is being destroyed rapidly by industrial pollution. The Burrup Peninsula and Murujuga National Park holds the greatest known concentration of rock art in the world, with an ...

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05 Jul
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NAIDOC week 2017: Our Languages Matter

We are well and truly into NAIDOC week once more this year. The seven days aimed at celebrating the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee started on Sunday 2nd and will come to a close on the 9th. This ...

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30 May
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Sydney Film Festival to showcase documentary on Murujuga

This year the Sydney Film Festival will include some First Nations movies, such as We don’t need a map (by Warwick Thornton) and In My Own Words (directed by Erica Glynn). Among the many documentaries, one is dedicated to the Pilbara. ...

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27 May
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FARA wins WA Heritage Award for Contribution by a Community-based Organisation

We are extremely pleased to announce that FARA has won the Western Australian Heritage Award for Contribution by a Community-based Organisation. Winners were announced on Friday 26 May 2017. The Heritage Awards have been running for 25 years. They aim at recognising ...

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24 May
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Toxic cloud released by YARA

FARA has an image of a toxic cloud released recently by YARA during its commissioning phase. The released occurred earlier this month. We understand it might happen quarterly, as these releases of toxic material might occur with every start up ...

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