Let’s stop stamping on sacred ground

“When ISIS smashes ancient Assyrian sculptures in Iraq or Roman ruins in Syria’s Palmyra, they are barbarians destroying the world’s patrimony.

When a crawler tractor crushes a petroglyph on the Burrup, it is just another work day in the Pilbara.”

NITV’s Michael Carey writes here about the extreme de-registrations (see here) and the disturbing lack of protection for one of Australia’s most significant heritage sites, Murujuga (Burrup Peninsula).

 

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