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Should Aboriginal Heritage Sites (Aboriginal Australians are the oldest known civilization on earth) be saved from mining companies who want to destroy them?

By Lily . Created on 18 Jun, 2020
The Aborigines can trace their ancestries back to about 75,000 years ago, but became a distinct genetic group around 50,000 years ago. Most countries in the world treasure their heritage sites & artefacts and are proud of the history behind them. Where was the outcry when Rio Tinto blasted Juukan Gorge 1 & 2 to expand their iron ore mine in the Pilbara, Western Australia, the Aboriginal rock shelters dating back 46,000 years that had a deep historical and cultural significance. BHP are planning to destroy at least 40 Aboriginal sites, up to 15,000 years old, to expand Pilbara mine. People around the world went crazy when the Notre-Dame Cathedral built between 1163-1245 burnt to the ground. Where is the outrage from the Australian people and the Australian Government?
Current Affairs 86 votes | 8 Comments
YES - Save Aboriginal Heritage Sites

YES - Save Aboriginal Heritage Sites

NO - Let mining companies destroy them (Juukan Gorge 1&2 - 46,000 years old)

NO - Let mining companies destroy them (Juukan Gorge 1&2 - 46,000 years old)

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YES - Save Aboriginal Heritage Sites
Elise said a week ago
Yes definitely, we need to preserve these sites! Why do these greedy companies always want to choose money over the preservation of these sacred sites? I know what I would prefer to save! Australia is a big place, and I'm sure there's plenty of other spaces that don't hold historical significance to dig their mines!
YES - Save Aboriginal Heritage Sites
Suzanne said a week ago
They can find another place to dig.
YES - Save Aboriginal Heritage Sites
Usernamtakn47 said a week ago
How would mining companies feel if Aboriginal Australians Sabotarch mining epuipment and force stopped mining operations. On the other hand heritage sites could be preserved by moving or protecting these sites
YES - Save Aboriginal Heritage Sites
David said 3 weeks ago
definitely protect those sites from everything. those sites are more important than any "modern" monuments or sites and should be treated with respect.
YES - Save Aboriginal Heritage Sites
JellyKat said 3 weeks ago
The first people should be given back the ownership of these lands and let them decide.
YES - Save Aboriginal Heritage Sites
Mrs said 3 weeks ago
All sacred sites should be preserved. Aboriginal, and non aboriginal. The majority would naturally be Aboriginal, as these are the first people (still present) of Australia. But some Colonial sites have signifigance too. Become a United country, where we all respect each other and each others culture and traditions. Where they are not racist.
YES - Save Aboriginal Heritage Sites
Kristina said 3 weeks ago
Hell yes!!!
Susie said 3 weeks ago
This is a stupid and emotive question. A far better one would be all sacred sites have been registered. Do you you think this should be publicly available
YES - Save Aboriginal Heritage Sites
Lily said 3 weeks ago
Well that is your opinion and you're entitled to it but unfortunately I find nothing wrong with how I have posed the question. All the information included is all fact.