Murujuga rock art Burrup

Hopes for northern quoll in Murujuga National Park

A northern quoll (Image: Harry Moore, DBCA) Recent sightings of the northern quoll in Murujuga National Park have raised hopes that a population of the endangered species may be living in the Park. Called ‘marrjurru’ in the Ngarluma language, the northern quoll is a small omnivorous marsupial with a pointy snout, reddish-brown fur with white spots on its back, a cream underside and a...

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Position advertised: Chief Executive Officer – Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation

Chief Executive Officer - Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation The Corporation Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) is the incorporated body representing the Yaburara, Ngarluma, Yindjibarndi, Mardudhunera and Wong-Goo-Tt-Oo peoples, who are the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Murujuga. Meaning ‘hip bone sticking out’, Murujuga refers to the Burrup Peninsula and 42 islands...

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MAC CEO Moves On

The Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation Board of Directors today accepted the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Peter Jeffries, after he served nearly five years in the role. MAC Chair Mr Peter Hicks said Mr Jeffries’ departure would be felt by many. “Peter is widely respected in the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community, and his achievements at MAC are greatly appreciated,” Mr...

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Murujuga’s rock art, heritage and culture must be protected – Professor Stephen van Leeuwen

This opinion piece was originally published in the National Indigenous Times on 16 March 2023. View it here. In the case of Murujuga —the rock art-rich Burrup Peninsula and nearby Dampier Archipelago in northern Western Australia — you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who does not want Murujuga’s million-plus petroglyphs protected for future generations. The Murujuga Aboriginal...

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