Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hunter Valley Aboriginal rock art, featuring Baiame the creator, listed on the State Heritage Register

From the Maitland Mercury report:
rare Aboriginal rock art site that features a larger-than-life, painted male ­figure overlooking the Hunter Valley has been given the state’s highest form of heritage protection.
Heritage Minister  Mark Speakman said the site was nominated by the Wonnarua Nation Aboriginal Corporation which represents Wonnarua people, the traditional owners of the Hunter Valley.
“This rare and beautiful site is located on private farming land whose owners have had cordial relations with local Aboriginal people for three generations, making the site readily accessible for their ceremonial and educational use,” Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald said.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Aug. 10, 2015.