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RAA News December 2020

By 29 December 2020June 2nd, 2021No Comments

What a year! 

We will remember it as as the year we became Rock Art Australia. For those of us in Melbourne it might be remembered as the year of ‘lockdown’. For all its ups and downs it was a year of milestones for RAA.

Prof Rachel Popelka-Filcoff took up her new role as the Chair of Archaeological Science at Melbourne University. Professor Joakim Goldhahn took up his new role as the Rock Art Australia Ian Potter Kimberley Chair at the University of Western Australia.

Like everyone, we turned to technology and hosted live virtual events including our recent Annual Science Research Workshop with more than 50 scientists and researchers attending.
We want to acknowledge the support of everyone – from those who were with us at the start more than 20 years ago through to more recent supporters – who have praised the name change and reaffirmed their continued support for Rock Art Australia and our vision: Understanding through scientific research and Aboriginal knowledge the history of human habitation in Australia.Our gratitude is to all our supporters who enable us to continue to foster and fund rock art research In Australia.

On behalf of Laurie Brereton, Maria Myers and RAA directors we wish you a peaceful and happy Christmas.



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Station life the making of a bush character

Rock Art Australia director Sam Lovell AM is also a  patron of the WA Indigenous Tourism Operators Council. This story, by Stephen Scourfield, was published in The West Australian.


A chat with the two research Chairs

As RAA supporters know, this year we have two new scientists leading the two Chairs established by the Foundation – one in Rock Art at The University of WA, and one in Archaeological Science at The University of Melbourne.  Due to Covid-19 the events to meet them in person have not been able to take place. So we introduce them to you here!  Click on the link for a revealing 8-minute chat led by former ABC presenter Graham Phillips with Professors Joakim Goldhahn and  Rachel Popelka-Filcoff. in.”

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