Category Archives: NEWS

13 Feb
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BURRUP ROCK ART Lecture series with the Frieds of the Art Gallery of WA

Take this great opportunity to learn more about the Burrup’s rock art in a series of lectures from a variety of perspectives. Flyer – Ancient Petroglyphs of the Dampier Archipelago 11am, Saturday 18 February Lecture 1: Protection and preservation of ...

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13 Feb
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CSIRO pulled out of Burrup Peninsula Rock Art Study

CSIRO scientists pulled out of a joint study into the Aboriginal rock art on Burrup Peninsula that the Western Australian government had asked them to do. It can now be revealed that CSIRO scientists Deborah Lau and David Alexander were asked ...

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13 Feb
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CSIRO errors put 30,000-year-old indigenous rock art at risk

Series of errors by the CSIRO has placed the world’s largest collection of indigenous rock art at risk The Burrup Peninsula (Murujuga) in the Pilbara region of Western Australia has more than one million rock art engravings. These are distributed over ...

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30 Jan
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Gunditjmara traditional custodians site closer to achieve UNESCO World Heritage status for Budj Bim Cultural Landscape

We are delighted to have an exciting update! In April 2016 we shared the news that Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, on Gunditjmara Country, had received $8m from Victoria State Government to improve its visitor facilities. The investment has paid out, ...

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15 Nov
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** BREAKING!** FARA releases score card results

FARA Scorecard Results Ten days ago Friends of Australian Rock Art sent out questionnaires to the main parties’ Environment representatives to ascertain their level of knowledge of the issues surrounding the rock art of the Burrup peninsula / Murujuga, and ...

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15 Nov
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Government investigates leaks at Yara Pilbara Fertilisers Pty Ltd

In the past year eleven incidents were reported to authorities. Two of these are being formally investigated by the Department of Mines and Petroleum. One incident involved the escape of 14 tonnes of toxic ammonia gas from the plant in ...

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10 Aug
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UNESCO Maboto Hills to increase earnings from touristic attraction in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

21/06/2016 “I strongly believe that tourism in Bulawayo can thrive if we exploit cultural and heritage tourism to its full potential” said Minister of State for Provincial Affairs for Bulawayo, Cde Nomthandazo Eunice Moyo. World Heritage listed Maboto Hills are ...

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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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