Ancient sites

Proposed WA Aboriginal Heritage Act : The Upsides and the Downsides explained

A great overview of the proposed changes in the WA heritage Act - The new and the old - the good and the bad by Nicholas Herriman of Latrobe University.

The fast pace of development in WA has destroyed much First Nations heritage. In recognition of this, WA’s parliament passed, in 1972, the Aboriginal Heritage Act. Now they propose an updated model but the revisions will make it easier for developers to disturb heritage sites. [node:read-more:link]

The nuclear wars waged against First Nations people

The British have waged undeclared wars on First Nations peoples ever since 1788.

The murder and misery inflicted today reminds us of when settlers rode into communities on horse back and cut down extended families. In current times, the government does not only allow multi-national mining giants to rape the country and destroy ancient cultures, but they are trying to force First Nations people to live with the poisonous waste. [node:read-more:link]

Wong-goo-tt-oo elder sings about the spiritual and cultural importance of the Burrup rock art

Tim and Wilfred were preparing to return home, filmmaker Ellie Gilbert was able to video Tim Douglas singing again at the Canberra Airport - Also available on Vimeo

40,000 year old fish trap in outback NSW

A complex network of river stones arranged to form ponds and channels that catch fish as they travel downstream, the traps are said to date back at least 40,000 years. Fittingly, they are not found in such purported cradles of civilization as the Fertile Crescent or the Indus Valley, but on the world's oldest continent: Australia.

The Ngunnhu fish traps of Brewarrina are on the border of two Sovereign Union members, the declared sovereign states of the Murrawarri Republic and the Euahlayi Peoples Republic. [node:read-more:link]

Mining plan risks a 'Lost World' of Aboriginal art at Bathurst Heads, northwest of Cooktown

The world's second richest woman, Gina Rinehart, inherited her money from her late father, Lang Hancock, who was a greedy racist who swindled a poor white prospector of an iron ore empire on First Nations land, without compensation. Her lust to make more billions is extreme, so everything her and her company announces must be treated with suspicion.

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