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Gavin Goonack (Kandiwal community), Prof Mike Morwood (Uni of Wollongong), Assoc Prof June Ross (Uni of New England) & Gregory Goonack (Kandiwal community), at site of sash Bradshaw/Gwion figures discussing the ARC project “Change & Continuity"
Kimberley spectacular landforms
Our vision is to promote scientific research into the rock art of the Kimberley and, in conjunction with the indigenous people of the region, ensure it is preserved and recognised for its national and international significance.
“ If we share the stories of our country with gudia (whitefella), then they will have our country in their hearts as we do, and they will understand and love it, and never damage it.” David Bungal Mowaljarlai OAM (c.1926–1997)
The Kimberley Foundation Australia (KFA) supports and encourages integrated scientific research into the rock art of the Kimberley region for the purpose of increasing our knowledge of the earliest Australian people, their art and cultures and their relationship with a changing environment. We acknowledge the aboriginal myths and traditions of the contemporary communities of the area and support the presentation of traditional cultural knowledge alongside the scientific.
We work with the assistance of local aboriginal people and we are committed to sharing and using this knowledge to ensure the ancient rock art is recognised and promoted for its national and international significance and protected and preserved accordingly.
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KFA acknowledges that the rock art and stories form part of the cultural traditions of Kimberley Traditional Owners and aboriginal communities and respects the view of these communities.
Disclaimer: KFA does not use or promote Kimberley rock art or any images of rock art for commercial gain. KFA is a registered DGR under subdivision 30-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
We are grateful to The Ian Potter Foundation for its early endorsement and critical support of our scientific research program, and for the recent support to establish the Kimberley Foundation Ian Potter Chair in Rock Art at the University of WA.
We acknowledge KFA Patrons Andrew and Nicola Forrest for the endorsement and encouragement of our research work.
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