Juukan Gorge won't be the last priceless record of human history to be legally destroyed by mining

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Period11 Jun 2020

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  • TitleJuukan Gorge won't be the last priceless record of human history to be legally destroyed by mining
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletABC News
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date11/06/20
    DescriptionThe destruction of ancient Indigenous sites like the Juukan caves, described as home to the "dawning of humanity", to allow a mine expansion is a devastating story — but it's not a new one for Western Australia.
    Key points:

    Rio Tinto destroyed a 46,000-year-old heritage site earlier this year
    There are thought to be many more sites like it that have already been lost
    WA's Aboriginal Heritage Act is said to be "out of sync" with native title

    There are many significant sites which have been destroyed, disturbed or damaged over the years, with the permission of successive state Aboriginal affairs ministers on the advice of an Aboriginal heritage advisory committee
    URLhttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-11/juukan-gorge-aboriginal-heritage-site-just-one-of-many-destroyed/12337562
    PersonsSven Ouzman

Keywords

  • Archaeology
  • Aboriginal
  • Heritage
  • Law
  • Destruction
  • Mining
  • Rio Tinto