Category Archives: NEWS

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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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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