Cultural Heritage in Western Australia: New Perspectives

By Act-Belong-Commit Partner: U3A Perth

15 May 2021

01:00pm - 03:00pm

The State Library Theatre 25 Francis St, Perth WA 6000

Free Event

More information:

Christine Oliver
0468 781 857

Activity Title

About Cultural Heritage in Western Australia: New Perspectives

With the promise of a new Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act, WA must do better to manage heritage which is at risk. There is a need to improve the recognition, respect and management of Aboriginal cultural heritage in Western Australia. A genuine consideration and support for meaningful reform of outdated heritage legalisation will help both celebrate the cultural assets of the First Australians and lay the foundations for life-changing regional economies and heritage futures.

In this talk Peter will map some of the history of the legislation, where it has been challenged and failed and where it could go to in the future, using real life examples from the Kimberley, Western Desert and Pilbara. Peter Veth is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Western Australia and has made outstanding contributions to Australian Archaeology including many projects in the Kimberley, Torres Strait and Timor Leste. He contributes to work on the evolution of maritime societies and peoples of Australian and global deserts. Highly recognised in his field, Professor Veth was the inaugural Kimberley Foundation Ian Potter Chair in Rock Art and held an ARC Research Fellowship between 2012 and 2018. He is engaged in ongoing research with the Balanggarra people of the north Kimberley and across the deserts.

Please Note: Act-Belong-Commit promotes events on behalf of the community of Western Australia. We do not host these events ourselves. Please contact the host organisation directly with enquiries.

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