Picturing change: 21st Century perspectives on recent Australian rock art, especially that from the European contact period. [ 2008 - 2011 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers: Professor Alistair Paterson

Researchers Prof PS Tacon; Dr J Ross; Dr AG Paterson; Dr SK May

Brief description Australia, long known for its prehistoric rock art of world heritage value, will now also be known for its unique and diverse body of contact rock art. This project will benefit tourism in remote regions, many of which are or are near World Heritage Areas (eg. Kakadu, Uluru, Blue Mountains). Contemporary indigenous knowledge about important cross-cultural landscapes will be synthesised along with other new knowledge to assist with the protection of sites, the development of new management plans and applications to place particular groups of sites on a new UNESCO World Heritage rock art list. Aboriginal participants will receive research skills training and both individuals and communities will reconnect to significant remote places.

Funding Amount $565,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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