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Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Stand Up for the Burrup September 23rd GLOBALLY

unprotected Burrup rock art c 30000yrs old
Stand up for the Burrup is the campaign for UNESCO World Heritage Listing for the world's oldest and largest rock art precinct - Murujuga/the Dampier Archipelago - a Ngarda Ngarli peoples' sacred site, 1500 km north of Perth on Western Australia's Pilbara Coast.

The problem:

 Woodside , concession holders of vast offshore gas extractive leases have earmarked this area as an onshore processing facility. State and Federal Governments have so far refused to act to conserve the area, despite widespread local opposition and Global heritage significance. It is an absolute absurdity that The Burrup remains devoid of protection while comparatively insignificant and modern urban buildings enjoy protected status. 
Heritage listed Summer Hill Shops c 1912
   On September 23 Occupy Sydney will host the Sydney Stand Up for the Burrup Event meeting at 1st Fleet Park Circular Quay at 12pm to take the photo opportunity offered by Sydneys twin iconic backdrops ,the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.We will deliver a photo similar to the one featured while taking the opportunity to inform locals and tourists  about the unique opportunity and responsibility to PERMANENTLY conserve this unique ancient Rock Art site.
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