Category Archives: NEWS

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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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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