Category Archives: CAMPAIGNS

31 Dec
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Crowd-funding campaign – thank you for amazing response

Our Chuffed crowdfunding campaign raised an amazing $86,300 thanks to you and your generosity! This, combined with donations already received through UWA’s Alumni, brings us much closer to being able to apply to the Australian Research Council for a matched ...

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31 Dec
0

Senate Committee inquiry – deferred again

The release of the findings of the Senate Committee inquiry into protection of Aboriginal Rock Art of the Burrup Peninsula has been deferred yet again. As you may know, a Senate Inquiry was called early in 2017 to investigate the ...

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28 Oct
0

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
0

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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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
0

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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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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23 Apr
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Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation to testify at Senate inquiry

As our readers might be aware, Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) did not present any submissions nor testified at the Federal Senate inquiry in February this year. This Pilbara Aboriginal corporation is made up by five groups, the Ngarluma people, the Mardudhunera ...

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20 Apr
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Ancient rock art of the Burrup may be gone within a generation

Since the 1960s the ancient petroglyphs of the Burrup peninsula / Dampier Archipelago, estimated now at 45,000 years old, have had to struggle against increasing industrial development. In a recent scientific paper published in the peer-reviewed international Journal of Archaeological ...

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23 Mar
0

Indigenous people’s voices aid divestment

That is what has happened in Norway, where the Sami Parliament might have been instrumental in pushing KLP, the second largest pension fund, to divest from the controversial Dakota Access Pipe Line project in the USA. Vibeke Larsen, president of ...

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