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Cultural vandalism - the regulated destruction of Aboriginal cultural heritage in New South Wales

Hunt, Janet


The tragic destruction of a 46,000 year old cave in Juunkan Gorge in the Pilbara by mining giant Rio Tinto has attracted national and international criticism. But sadly the company’s actions were lawful, though wrong, due to the shockingly out of date and weak law in Western Australia relating to Aboriginal cultural heritage. But Western Australia is not alone. Its law dates back to 1972, while the equivalent law in New South Wales came only two years later and is just as outdated. Aboriginal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/5ef088fdc313f
Access Rights: Open Access


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