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Report on the environmental conditions of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders and the preservation of their sacred sites (being a report on progress and on a particular aspect of immediate concern) / Standing Committee on Social Environment
Bib ID 2730539
Format BookBook
Author
Australia. Parliament. Senate. Standing Committee on Social Environment
 
Description [Canberra] : Australian Senate, [1972] 
13 leaves ; 30cm. 
ISBN 0642951314
Summary

Progress report on state of inquiry so far; preservation of objects and sites - comments on importance of sacred objects to Aboriginal groups, vulnerability of traditional storage methods for objects, problems of sale of objects by young men, notes new methods of storage at Yuendumu and Port Hedland; comments on rock galleries in north west of Western Australia - problems of damage, need for survey programme, possible methods of protection; conclusions - need for better protection & storage for objects & possibility of damage to sites recommendations - 1) State governments should make provision for storage of sacred objects & should receive financial assistance from Office of Aboriginal Affairs; 2) Setting up of site survey programme, special consideration for endangered sites.

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Subjects Aborigines & Torres Strait Islanders. Sacred sites. Conservation. Australia. Inquiry reports.  |  Aborigines & Torres Strait Islanders. Sacred objects. Conservation. Australia. Inquiry reports.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities -- Collection and preservation.  |  Torres Strait Islanders -- Antiquities -- Conservation and restoration.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects.  |  Sites - Sacred sites.  |  Art - Rock art - Engraving.  |  Sites - Conservation and protection.  |  Art - Rock art - Conservation.  |  Art - Rock art - Painting.  |  Yuendumu (South Central NT SF52-12)  |  Port Hedland (WA East Pilbara SF50-04)  |  Western Desert (WA SF51, SF52, SG51, SG52)

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