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14-Nov-2016 14:48

There are only a small number of archeological sites dating back to over 35,000 years in Western Australia.

As such these recent sites are of rare antiquity and have the potential to provide new information on the occupation, subsistence patterns and cultural landscapes of Indigenous people.

The history and culture of Australia’s first people – .

The current system is weighted very much in favour of the miners.

All of the sites were considered to meet the requirements of an Aboriginal site under the Western Australian Aboriginal Heritage Act (1972).

Unfortunately, one of these very significant sites has already been destroyed and there are plans by one of the big iron-ore miners for the other two sites to be mined also.

The Australian public needs to let the politicians and the mining companies know that they expect more from them.

It seems illogical that in our cities and towns we make developers preserve building facades that are a mere 100 years old and yet we don’t mind destroying a 40,000-year-old ancient site deemed to be of significant scientific and cultural value.

The current system is weighted very much in favour of the miners.All of the sites were considered to meet the requirements of an Aboriginal site under the Western Australian Aboriginal Heritage Act (1972).Unfortunately, one of these very significant sites has already been destroyed and there are plans by one of the big iron-ore miners for the other two sites to be mined also.The Australian public needs to let the politicians and the mining companies know that they expect more from them.It seems illogical that in our cities and towns we make developers preserve building facades that are a mere 100 years old and yet we don’t mind destroying a 40,000-year-old ancient site deemed to be of significant scientific and cultural value.We can’t keep on destroying significant ancient historical sites. Tony Bevan is a non-member director of Wintawari Guruma Aboriginal Corporation, based in Karratha, WA.