A summit organised by The University of Western Australia about the Murujuga/Burrup World Heritage Nomination in Karratha will take place on Monday 6 August.
It will provide a community forum to discuss the importance and value of nominating the region onto the World Heritage List. Panellists include traditional custodians as well as experts in science, government and industry.
The summit will be followed by four day Southern Desert (SD5) Conference between Tuesday 7 and 10 August.
The conference will include over 50 Australian and international delegates who will present on topics as diverse as climate science, scientific dating, environmental science, geomorphology, archaeology, anthropology and rock art research. This conference is ideally located in the Pilbara: a coastal and inland desert region with an Aboriginal heritage dating back over 50,000 years. Much of the heritage knowledge has been generated by the region’s massive mining industry which undertakes research to offset the development impacts.
As part of the summit UWA Centre for Rock Art Research and Management Professor Jo McDonald will present rock art research that is contributing to our understanding of the value of the Dampier Archipelago, a site rich with culture and heritage. Professor McDonald is available on the phone number below for interview.
Tickets to the Summit are $55 per person per day and single-day conference registration is $35 per person per day. For more information or to register click here
Both events are to be held at the Red Earth Arts Precinct in Karratha and are supported by the City of Karratha. Other event sponsors are Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC), UWA, WA State Government, Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, BHP, RTIO, Woodside Energy, and Wenner Gren Foundation.