More protection for Aboriginal heritage sites with grants awarded

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The McGowan Government has allocated more than $350,000 to support nine Aboriginal organisations to manage cultural heritage projects.
Last updated: 25 April 2023
members of the Woodstock-Interpretative-Signage Project

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Dr Tony Buti said this year’s grants – ranging up to $40,000 – were awarded through the 2023 Preserve, Promote and Protect our Aboriginal Sites program.

The heritage projects are designed to enhance the cultural development of the local community and cultivate a broader understanding of this ancient history for all Western Australians. 

Recipients include the Marribank Aboriginal Corporation in the South-West to fence historic grave sites, maintain the environment and revitalise waterways in the Shire of Kojonup.

In the Mid-West, the Wajarri Yamaji Aboriginal Corporation will fund members of the Wajarri Yamaji community to maintain the important Walga Rock Aboriginal rock art site depicting 17th Century European ships visiting the Western Australian coast.

Other recipients include the Budadee Aboriginal Corporation, the Woodstock Abydos Protected Reserve and Kimberley's Yawuru PBC/Nyamba Buru Limited to preserve 'Morgan's Camp' on the Burrgugun site. 

Since 2014, more than $2 million has been allocated to 80 Aboriginal groups across the State to assist them to manage Aboriginal sites listed on the Register of Places and Objects.

More information on the grants program can be found on the 2022-2023 Aboriginal Heritage Grants page.

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Image caption: Woodstock Interpretative Signage Project