Rock Art Field School 2016
The 2016 Burrup Field School was another successful collaboration between Rio Tinto, Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) and The University of Western Australia. Students enrolled in ARCY2005 visited Murujuga and assisted in the recording of rock art on the Burrup Peninsula.
After a cultural induction and on country welcome from the Murujuga Land and Sea Unit (MLSU) rangers, staff and students spoke with MAC Elders to determine the site for the field school rock art recording for 2016.
Based on management issues raised by MLSU rangers, a valley of prominent rock art located outside of the Murujuga National Park boundary was identified. This valley was within the boundary of the National Heritage Listed Area and due to its proximity to the main highway, became the focus of the field school.
Students worked with rock art researchers including Ken Mulvaney and Ben Gunn to record art, assisted through the cultural guidance of the MLSU ranger team.