Category Archives: NEWS

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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26 Jul
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Australian World Heritage listed site under threat

As most of you have been hearing in the news, the largest UNESCO-listed site in Australia, the Great Barrier Reef (GBR), is experiencing its worst bleaching event on record (refer to The Conversation’s interesting article, linked further below). This should ...

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22 Jul
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Murujuga / Burrup Peninsula tour 16-24 July 2016

Dear Friends, A reminder that there are still a few seats available on our yearly tour, which will take place from Saturday 16th to Sunday 24th July 2016. This is a unique opportunity to see a rare gem of our ...

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21 Jul
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Why Australia lies to itself about its Indigenous history

Today we’d like to share a very interesting column by Waleed Aly, published on The Sydney Morning Herald on 31 March. Why does talking about British “invasion” of these lands, as opposite to “settlement”, sparks such viral debates? What are ...

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20 Jul
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FARA movie night

Great news! Friends of Australian Rock Art (FARA) is hosting a special one-time screening of the filmPutuparri and the Rainmakers. Come along for an evening dedicated to Indigenous culture, the environment and grab the opportunity to catch up with other ...

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18 Jul
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Rio Tinto launches its second Reconciliation Action Plan

Rio Tinto, among the important players in Murujuga/Burrup Peninsula, is moving forward towards more meaningful engagement with and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The mining group has launched its second Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), for 2016-2019. Such RAP is ...

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15 Jul
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A Special Place – Artist’s Chronicle article by Judith Hugo

his article was published on Issue 165 Jan/Feb 2016 of Artist’s Chronicle. Picture courtesy of Judith Hugo. The Burrup Peninsula, known as Murujuga (hipbone sticking out) to the local Aboriginal custodians, is situated just out of Karratha, in the N-W ...

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13 Jul
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Exile in the Kingdom: The Struggle for Cultural Heritage in the Pilbara

by Peter Veth This article is part of the series The Pilbara Crisis: Resource Frontiers in Western Australia Western Australia has had Aboriginal heritage protection legislation in place for over forty years in the form of the Western Australia Aboriginal ...

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09 Jul
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FARA activities in early December 2015 – a rather exciting time!

Monday 30th November – John Black, our scientific member from Sydney, Stephen Bennetts, our anthropologist committee member, and Judith Hugo met with Jo McDonald and Joe Dortch fromUWA’s Centre for Rock Art Research + Management (CRAR+M), which is currently researching ...

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01 Jul
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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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