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Juukan was not alone: The true extent of WA sites sacrificed for the sake of the almighty dollar

In one blast, 46,000 years of the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura people’s cultural legacy was lost last month.

The news that the Juukan rock shelters were destroyed by Rio Tinto brought the plight of Aboriginal people wanting to see their important sites preserved for future generations to the mainstream.

  • Dr Kathryn Przywolnik
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

But this was not an isolated incident.

This is happening right across the north-west, with other ancient and significant sites destroyed in recent years and more hanging in the balance as we speak.

The Pilbara is one of the most minerally prospective regions of Australia and most Aboriginal groups in it feel the…

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