MAC welcomes Governor to view Murujuga rock art

The Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) has welcomed the Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia to the Murujuga National Park in WA’s north west. The Governor was officially Welcomed to Country by MAC CEO Peter Jeffries at Deep Gorge near Dampier on July 22. Mr Jeffries said it was an honour to give the Governor a personal tour of Murujuga’s ancient rock...

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Murujuga tourism plans get State Government funding boost

The Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) said a funding boost from the State Government would help it pursue its tourism plans for Murujuga in the Pilbara. The government has announced it will provide $1.3 million to progress the development of a tourism precinct at Conzinc Bay in the Murujuga National Park. The precinct will include the Murujuga Living Knowledge Centre (MLKC), campground,...

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Boardwalk set to improve viewing of Murujuga rock art

Access to the ancient Murujuga rock art in WA’s Pilbara region would be improved, under plans to build a new tourist boardwalk at Deep Gorge. The Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, which jointly manage the Murujuga National Park, have co-designed the proposal for the new boardwalk. The proposal includes a raised...

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Murujuga Living Knowledge Centre a step closer

An interactive tourism precinct in the Murujuga National Park for people to learn about Aboriginal land and culture in the Pilbara is a step closer. Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) has appointed RPS Group to undertake a comprehensive flora and fauna survey of the area around Conzinc Bay as part of the plan to create a tourism precinct, which will include a Living Knowledge Centre and...

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Aquaculture tour learning experience for local rock oyster project proponents

The CEO of the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation said a recent tour of rock oyster farms in South Australia had been a valuable learning experience which could assist efforts to establish an industry in the Pilbara. Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) CEO Peter Jeffries was joined by members of Maxima Pearling Company and the Pilbara Development Commission, which are currently undertaking a...

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World Heritage Listing nomination launched for Murujuga

The nomination process for World Heritage Listing to protect the ancient Aboriginal rock art at Murujuga (the Burrup) has been officially launched at an event at Hearsons Cove in the Pilbara. The Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) which represents the traditional owners, the Ngarluma, Yinjibarndi, Yaburara, Mardudhunera and Wong-Goo-Tt-Oo people, has notified the State Government in writing...

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Pilbara trial bolstered by additional 120,000 oysters

More than 120,000 juvenile oysters have journeyed from Western Australia’s shellfish hatchery in Albany to their new home on the Dampier coast this week where they will grow out to market size as part of the Pilbara Rock Oyster Research and Development project. Produced from brood stock collected from the Dampier Archipelago earlier this year, the juvenile oysters will bolster the 3,000...

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MAC welcomes greater protection for Burrup rock art

Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) said it welcomed moves towards stricter conditions on an ammonium nitrate plant on the Burrup Peninsula to better protect the area’s ancient rock art. The Environmental Protection Authority has announced it’s investigating imposing further conditions on Yara Pilbara Nitrates to ensure emissions from its plant do not adversely affect the vast collection...

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