Title Juukan Gorge won't be the last priceless record of human history to be legally destroyed by mining Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet ABC News Media type Web Country Australia Date 11/06/20 Description The 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.
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
URL https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-11/juukan-gorge-aboriginal-heritage-site-just-one-of-many-destroyed/12337562 Persons Sven Ouzman
- Rio Tinto