Media & Updates

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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August News: NAIDOC Week, Calibre Partnership, 2021 Rock Art Field School And More

While working with various organisations and groups in the area during NAIDOC Week, the theme ‘Healing Country’ sparked a deep reflection on how we as a corporation are seeking greater protection for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration and destruction. I’m proud to say Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation is leading the way in doing...

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Murujuga rock art strategy fast facts

Fact sheet: As well as culturally significant rock art, Murujuga is also home to industry that contributes significantly to the local, state and national economy and employment. Concerns the rock art could be damaged by industrial air emissions has led to a number of independent scientific studies and rock art monitoring since the mid-2000s. Recent independent reviews identified a number of...

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Murujuga rock art monitoring conceptual model

Fact sheet: Conceptual models help to explain complex systems and inform their monitoring programs. The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation in partnership with the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation, is overseeing the Murujuga Rock Art monitoring program. The monitoring program will provide knowledge to help protect and manage this...

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June news: Murujuga Heritage Grant, World Heritage Committee Meeting, Dating Murujuga’s Dreaming And More

As the end of another financial year approaches, I want to take a moment to reflect on just how much we have achieved this year as a commercial entity. In this months newsletter, we talk about; New faces at MAC New lidar photogrammetry project kicking off Murujuga Heritage Grant success Dating Murujuga's Dreaming commences Woodside Energy Limited sponsorship agreement...

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Calibre Ventures appointed to monitor Murujuga rock art

New contract to continue the Murujuga Rock Art Monitoring Program The arrangement ensures no delay to the commencement of monitoring studies The McGowan Government is committed to the program and to ensuring it is completed to the highest standards The monitoring of one of the most significant collections of rock art in the world remains on track, with the appointment of Calibre...

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