Category Archives: NEWS

08 Aug
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Impressive rock art discovered in Atxurra cave, Spain

Archaeologists have discovered engravings and paintings dating back some 12,500-14,500 years. The images, which were found on ledges 300m underground in the #Atxurra cave in the northern Basque region, feature horses, buffalo, goats and deer. Diego Garate, the chief site ...

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07 Aug
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8,000 year old Tasmanian rock art defaced by vandals

FARA is very sad to share the news that an Indigenous site in Tasmania’s Central Highlands has been vandalised. The rock art is some 8,000 years old and located on the land of what was known as the Big River ...

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06 Aug
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Challenging wrongly established assumptions: Bruce Pascoe’s book wins NSW Premier’s Literary Award

We were very pleased that last week Bruce Pascoe won the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for his new book ‘Dark Emu. Black seeds: agriculture or accident?’. His non-fiction work challenges a still prevalent assumption, that of Indigenous Australians being just ...

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04 Aug
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Friends of Australian Rock Art launches LinkedIn company page!

We are pleased to announce that we have launched our LinkedIn company page:https://www.linkedin.com/company/friends-of-australian-rock-art-inc- If you have a LinkedIn account and you are a current member or interested in what we do, make sure you follow Friends of Australian Rock Art ...

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03 Aug
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Western Australia: record number of Indigenous candidates running for major parties at this year’s federal election

We are pleased to see that a new record high number of Indigenous candidates are actively participating in WA’s political life. At Friends of Australian Rock Art we look forward to a more lively engagement of the Aboriginal population, as ...

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02 Aug
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Homeground Talks at Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House is hosting a brand-new event for stimulating discussion around diverse economies and recognition in First Nations communities Two thought-provoking panels featuring influential artists, leaders and academics including Marcia Langton AM, musician David Bridie, Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM, Maori activist ...

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01 Aug
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Burrup: renewed efforts to get UNESCO heritage status

At Friends of Australian Rock Art (FARA) we are extremely pleased to read this news and we hope that action will follow from Western Australia’s State government. As Angus Sargeant reports for the ABC, traditional owners and archaeologists are pushing for ...

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31 Jul
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Murujuga: how to behave on Country video

Today we share a video made by Weerianna Street Media in partnership with Murujuga Rangers of Murujuga National Park. The initiative by this Indigenous Cross Media company, which operates out of Roebourne, WA, is part of the Digital Dreamtime Project (DDP) and ...

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29 Jul
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Yara Pilbara Fertilisers increasing capacity for ammonium nitrate production

Joseph Dunstan from ABC North West WA reports that Yara Pilbara Fertilisers is ramping up for production of ammonium nitrate. The component is then used in the mining industry for explosives. The plant is located in the beautiful and culturally ...

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28 Jul
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UNESCO site rock art as old as 37,000-33,500 years old, radiocarbon study reveals

Today we look into a UNESCO World Heritage Listed site which has some similarities with the rock art found in Australia. The relatively recently found (1994) and listed (2014) property of Cave of Pont d’Arc, known as Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc ...

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