‘Sacred’ title eroded from ancient Indigenous art

May 15, 2015, 09:02 AM

Audio file: Ninah Kopel 'The Wire'

The Burrup peninsula is home to the world’s largest and oldest collection of rock art. It was once considered sacred by the Western Australian Government. Now only select areas are considered sacred. There are more than 2,400 registered Aboriginal sites on the Burrup Peninsula, but with ancient art covering the whole region, deregistered areas mean sights of culture could fall through the gaps.

image: 'Burrup Rock Art - Tiger' by Greens MPs on Flickr