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dc.contributor.authorHuntley, Jillian
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-12T23:31:55Z
dc.date.available2019-11-12T23:31:55Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0813-0426
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/389098
dc.description.abstractIn the Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Australia, a deeply worrying trend hasn emerged where the approval of major mining projects is predicated on the rescinding of areas previously set aside to conserve environmental, including heritage, values. Here, I want to explore the juxtaposition of a landmark dual listing for the well-known and highly culturally significant rock art site of Baiame Cave, against the devastating impacts on community well-being posed by the extension of the Mt Thorley Walkworth Mine. The long-awaited judicial recognition of place attachment and the acknowledgment of negative consequences for community well-being via landscape-scale transformations from mining at the village of Bulga appear at odds with the almost simultaneous dual listing of the nearby Baiame Cave as an Aboriginal Place and a place of State Significance (inscribed on the NSW Heritage List). This case study adds to a burgeoning global literature on the complex impacts mining and other large-scale industrial activities have on indigenous heritage. The frightening example given here should serve to raise scrutiny for legislative processes and decision-making frameworks governing heritage protection everywhere.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAustralian Rock Art Research Association
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.ifrao.com/rock-art-research-journal/
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom173
dc.relation.ispartofpageto181
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalRock Art Research
dc.relation.ispartofvolume36
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther History and Archaeology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Law and Legal Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArchaeology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchVisual Arts and Crafts
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1899
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2101
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1905
dc.titleRock art, mining and Indigenous well-being in the Lower Hunter Valley: the outlook from Baiame Cave
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationHuntley, J, Rock art, mining and Indigenous well-being in the Lower Hunter Valley: the outlook from Baiame Cave, Rock Art Research, 2019, 36 (2), pp. 173-181
dc.date.updated2019-11-12T22:35:01Z
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