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Help us uncover our history

Rock Art Australia are partnering on an exciting new Australian Research Council linkage project: ‘Before and after the Last Ice Age: GunaiKurnai archaeology along the Snowy’ commencing in July 2024.

This 5-year project based in the Snowy River region of Gippsland Victoria, aims to reveal the rich Aboriginal history of GunaiKurnai Country, by excavating a network of sites dating back to >52,000 years. This project expects to generate new knowledge in archaeology and palaeoclimatology through partnership research in Gunaikurnai Country.

This project aims to transform how this landscape is understood by uncovering new information about superbly preserved ancient artefacts, including ancient DNA and buried 12,200 year-old ritual structures with wooden artefacts. These are among the longest archaeologically traced continuous ritual sites and items of material culture anywhere in the world, and the oldest known wooden artefacts in Australia. It also aims to better understand the use of deep caves and open landscapes, and economic strategies dating back to the Last Ice Age.

Project partners include Monash University, Gunaikurnai Land & Waters Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC, the University of Queensland, the University of Adelaide, the University of Melbourne, the University of Waikato, the University of New England, the University of Savoy, and Rock Art Australia.

Your support would be greatly appreciated!

Ways to donate

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Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT):
Account name: Rock Art Australia Limited Donation Fund
BSB: 033-364
Account: 985120
Please send an email to advising us of your donation.

Please make cheques payable to Rock Art Australia Limited Donation Fund.
Please send cheques to Rock Art Australia, Level 6, 41 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000.
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We want all Australians to know about Australia’s greatest Indigenous cultural asset – our rock art. And we want to ensure it is protected. We’re committed to understanding our history through scientific research and Aboriginal knowledge to protect this great national heritage.

We invite you to join us to support research and protect Australia’s rock art.

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Rock Art Australia is a tax deductible fund listed on the register of Cultural Organisations under subdivision 30-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act of 1997.