Vandals deface 8,000 year old rockshelter art

caves and tracks

 Destruction pic

Media Releases:

May 26th:

Urgent Call for changes to the Relics Act

 

May 25th:

THE DESTRUCTION OF TASMANIAN ABORIGINAL HERITAGE CONTINUES

 

 

 

The Mercury, May 26 2016:

Ancient Aboriginal cave art defiled

The vandalism of two hand stencils by the River Derwent has prompted Aboriginal leaders to call for tougher penalties for the destruction of indigenous heritage.

 

ABC news, May 26th 2016:

Vandals deface 8,000-year-old Indigenous art in Tasmania

“The Government knows the 1975 legislation is outdated and inadequate and Minister Groom is liaising closely with the Aboriginal Heritage Council on the best options to address the deficiencies in that Act,” Mr Hodgman said.

 

ABC 936, Ryk Goddard, May 26th 2016.

Heather Sculthorpes’s interview with Ryk Goddard from ABC today

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