Sacred sites set to lose status | The Australian

AUSTRALIA’S sacred site of Uluru would not qualify as a heritage site under new definitions by the WA government ­applying to sites requiring protection.Thousands of sites could be struck off the state’s heritage register and stripped of protection under a new requirement that religious activity be performed on the site in order to qualify as a site under WA’s Aboriginal Heritage Act.The new definition only came to light in a letter to the Widi ­native title group about the Mongers Lake Waterway, a large series of lake systems 260 kilometres northeast of Perth. The letter from the state heritage registrar declared the area was no longer recorded as an Aboriginal site under the act because it lacked evidence that “religious activities” had occurred there.

via Sacred sites set to lose status | The Australian.

via Sacred sites set to lose status | The Australian.

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