Media & Updates

Murujuga rock art monitoring program expanded after $11 million State Government injection

An $11 million injection will make the Murujuga Rock Art monitoring program one of the most comprehensive studies of its kind. The State Government announced the upcoming 2022-23 Budget would include $11 million of new funding to enhance and manage the Murujuga National Park. It will include $1.6 million to support the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation’s central role in overseeing the...

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Seeds of success for Murujuga mangrove revegetation

A 1,500sqm degraded area of mangroves in Murujuga National Park to be revegetated. Mangrove seedlings part of Pilbara Ports Authority’s Mangrove Mates program, propagated by students at Baynton West Primary School. Joint planting of the seedlings at Cowrie Cove by DBCA and MAC Rangers, PPA, Baynton West Primary School and Yara. A 1,500sqm area of degraded mangroves in Cowrie Cove...

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Murujuga Commercial Limited announces first business venture Wangarri Crane and Equipment Hire

Murujuga Commercial Limited (MCL) is pleased to announce the official registration of its first business venture Wangarri Crane and Equipment Hire. Wangarri Crane and Equipment Hire has been established as a majority owned Aboriginal business in partnership with renowned, Western Australian, and family-owned crane and lifting equipment hire business, Boddingtons Hire. Wangarri Crane and...

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December News: Cultural Land Management, Indigenous Heritage Research, Turtle Nesting and More

As another year comes to an end, I want to take the time to reflect on the last 12 months and what we have achieved together as a united organisation with your continued support. Despite the ongoing challenges that COVID-19 continues to impose on the global community, 2021 was certainly a busy year for MAC and its members. With the guidance of our Circle of Elders and the Board, the...

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Western Australia’s ancient rock art secures prestigious international congress

Western Australia’s ancient Aboriginal rock art and academic strengths in the field have led to the State being chosen as the host destination of the Congress of the International Rock Art Organisations (IFRAO) and the 4th Australian Rock Art Research Association Congress (AURA) 2024. Set to take place in mid-to-late 2024, the IFRAO and AURA Congress will attract over 1000 experts in the...

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MAC releases 2020-2021 Annual Report

Our 2020-2021 Annual Report is now available online and includes updates on our members, strategic achievements, key projects and more. Click here to read the...

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Facts about MAC and the Scarborough project (including Pluto Train 1 & 2)

Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) does not have a role in approving projects within the Burrup Strategic Industrial Area – this is the State Government’s role. MAC can only try to influence outcomes by lodging submissions as part of the Public Environmental Review process, and through negotiating directly with the proponent [industry companies]. The approved Scarborough...

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Media Statement: Lotterywest grant to foster cultural land management in the Pilbara

  $1.4 million Lotterywest grant for Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation Funding will assist the development of the Pilbara Cultural Land Management Project   Aboriginal Affairs Minister Stephen Dawson has announced a Lotterywest grant of $1,445,750 for Pilbara traditional owners to build capacity and capability of cultural land management programs.   The grant will be used by...

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Media Release: New archaeological discoveries highlight lack of protections for submerged Indigenous heritage

New archaeological research highlights major blind spots in Australia’s environmental management policies, placing submerged Indigenous heritage at risk. The Deep History of Sea Country (DHSC) project team have uncovered a new intertidal stone quarry and stone tool manufacturing site, as well as coastal rock art and engravings, during a land-and-sea archaeological survey off the Pilbara...

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Media Release: New Ethnobotanical book celebrates the depth of traditional knowledge of native plants on Murujuga

Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC), with funding assistance from the Pluto Joint Venture, reveals a wealth of traditional knowledge about the plant species located on Murujuga (Burrup Peninsula and Dampier Archipelago). 
 Five Traditional Custodian groups, the Yaburara, Ngarluma, Yindjibarndi, Mardudhunera and Wong-Goo-Tt-Oo, participated in fieldwork and the sharing of knowledge to...

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