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Traditional owners welcome return of country to Murujuga National Park

The Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation’s tourism plans for the Burrup have been given a boost, after the State Government agreed to increase the size of the Murujuga National Park through the transfer of land previously earmarked for industrial development. The government will transfer freehold title to Site L, a 221 hectare parcel of land between Conzinc Bay and the northern head of Withnell...

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...

MAC pursues Aboriginal tourism dream for Pilbara

The Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) is taking significant steps forward in its bold plans to share the Pilbara’s Aboriginal culture with the world and set a new benchmark for Aboriginal tourism. MAC is pursuing its ambitious plans to develop a multi-million dollar tourism precinct at Conzinc Bay, a boardwalk at Deep Gorge near Dampier and ranger-led tours of its world-famous rock...

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,...

Public asked not to climb on rock art

The Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) has raised concerns about people climbing on the rocks at Deep Gorge in Murujuga National Park. Deep Gorge is home to one of the biggest concentrations of rock art in the world and is culturally significant to Aboriginal people. MAC Chief Executive Officer Peter Jeffries said rangers had witnessed people climbing over the rock art on several...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...