Category Archives: RESEARCH

31 Mar
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Murujuga Rock Art Monitoring Program TENDER

See the full tender information for tender DWER103118, including several key attachments on Tenders WA. Closes Wednesday 29 May 2019 at 11:00 AM Perth, Western Australia The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) will be ...

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31 Mar
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American whalers recorded voyages in Australian rock art, study reveals

An new slant on an ancient story  from National Geographic Australia John Pickrell, 3 March 2019 (Warning: Linked news stories may include images that are culturally sensitive. Unfortunately, FARA has no control over external websites.) Text chiselled into boulders more ...

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18 Mar
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Acid Test – Weekend Australian Magazine feature on Dr John Black and the Burrup Rock Art

Acid Test Weekend Australian Magazine 16 march 2019 by Victoria Laurie The biggest and oldest collection of rock art in the world lies hard up against a booming resources precinct. Can they really coexist? Read the recent feature, kindly provided ...

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01 Mar
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Understanding the rocks: rock art and the geology of Murujuga

We are proud to share Dr Mike Donaldson’s paper from Rock Art Research 2011 – Volume 28, Number 1, pp. 000-000 Understanding the rocks: rock art and the geology of Murujuga (Burrup ‘Peninsula’)

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11 Sep
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#locateindustryresponsibly – update

FARA has come across further evidence that there are far better sites for industry in the Pilbara, and that government has long been endorsing these alternatives. The Pilbara Heavy Industry Site Evaluation: Karratha Area is a document prepared in 1993 for the ...

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11 Sep
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Current Assessment of the Impact of Pollution on Murujuga Rock Art

Current Assessment of the Impact of Pollution on Murujuga Rock Art John L Black in collaboration with Stéphane Hoerlé and Ron Watkins Summary of a presentation in Karratha at the Murujuga World Heritage Summit – 6 August 2018 Summary The ...

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04 Sep
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Reference group formed to help protect Burrup rock art

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson has today announced the establishment of a Burrup Rock Art Stakeholder Reference Group to oversee finalisation and implementation of the Burrup Rock Art Strategy, which will provide a long-term framework to monitor, analyse and address any changes ...

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27 Aug
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Lascaux cave art expert speaks out

Dr Stephane Hoerle, a world renown rock art scientist has written to Minister Dawson regarding the potential destruction of the Burrup rock art. ‘I am astonished to learn of the recent decision by the Government of Western Australia to encourage further ...

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13 Apr
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Burrup Peninsula Rock Art and local health concerns

Burrup Peninsula Rock Art and local health concerns report from The University of Adelaide’s Dino Pisaniello, Professor in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, School of Public Health Len Turczynowicz, Senior Public Health Scientist & Risk Assessor, Adelaide Exposure Science and Health, ...

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04 Jan
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Rock art and mining violence on the Australian Burrup Peninsula: language wars, economy and culture

Rock art and mining violence on the Australian Burrup Peninsula: language wars, economy and culture JeffLewis and BelindaLewis Abstract Humans have lived on the Australian continent for around 50,000 years. During that time, the indigenous people developed complex cultural, economic ...

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