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Published Date 09 Aug 2013

 

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

 

INCLUSION OF A PLACE IN THE NATIONAL HERITAGE LIST

 

 

WURRWURRWUY

 

 

I, Mark Butler, Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Water, having considered in relation to the place described in the Schedule of this instrument:

 

(a)       the Australian Heritage Council’s assessment whether the place meets any of the National Heritage criteria; and

 

(b)       the comments given to the Council under sections 324JG and 324JH of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999; and

 

being satisfied that the place described in the Schedule has the National Heritage value specified in the Schedule, pursuant to section 324JJ of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, include the place and its National Heritage value in the National Heritage List.

 

 

 

Dated: 31/07/2013 

 

 

[signed by]

Mark Butler

Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Water


SCHEDULE

 

STATE / TERRITORY

Local Governments

Name

Location / Boundary

Criteria / Values

 

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Unicorporated NT

Wurrwurrwuy:

 

About 1.41ha, 10km south east of Yirrkala, being those parts of Northern Territory Portions 1044 and 1692 designated Northern Territory Portion 6647(A) and enclosed by a fence line located on a series of straight lines connecting in succession the Map Grid of Australia Zone 53 coordinates listed hereunder:

 

Easting (metres) Northing (metres)

1.   710097  8636036

2.   710131  8636024

3.   710181  8636007

4.   710223  8636049

5.   710262  8636086

6.   710226  8636124

7.   710186  8636159

8.   710145  8636123

9.   710105  8636083

10. 710102  8636042

1    710097  8636036

 


 

Criterion

Values

 

 (b)

 

 

 

the place has outstanding heritage value to the nation because of the place's possession of uncommon, rare or endangered aspects of Australia's natural or cultural history.

The stone pictures at Wurrwurrwuy have outstanding heritage value to the nation as a rare example of stones arranged to depict utilitarian and secular objects rather than the arranged stones being associated with ceremony and the sacred. It is also a place with rare depictions of the internal arrangements in praus. This is knowledge that the creators would have acquired either during visits to or voyages on such vessels.

 

For more information on the place search the Australian Heritage Database at http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/ahdb/search.pl using the name of the place.