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Administered by: Environment and Energy
Published Date 10 Nov 2018

 

 

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

 

INCLUSION IN THE NATIONAL HERITAGE LIST OF

QUINKAN COUNTRY

 

I, Melissa Price, Minister for the Environment, having considered in relation to the place and the National Heritage values 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 values specified in the Schedule, pursuant to section 324JJ of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, include the place and the specified National Heritage values in the National Heritage List.

 

 

 

Dated

 

Melissa Price Minister for the Environment


 


SCHEDULE

STATE

Local Government Areas Name

Location/ Boundary Criteria / Values


QUEENSLAND

Cook Shire Quinkan Country:

Approximately 262,132ha, Peninsula Developmental Road,  Laura, being the area bounded by a line commencing at the most westerly point of Queensland Land Parcel 4/CP887336 (approximate MGA point Zone 55 191128mE 8243528mN), then northerly via the western boundary of Land Parcel 4/CP887336 to its intersection with MGA northing 8250010mN (approximate MGA point 191596mE  8250010mN), then easterly  directly  to  the intersection of MGA northing 8249486mN with the middle thread of an unnamed tributary of Shepherd Creek (approximate MGA point 196624mE  8249486mN)then north easterly  and northerly via the middle thread of the unnamed tributary to its intersection with the middle thread of Shepherd Creek (approximate MGA point 196734mE  8251278mN)then  northerly  and north easterly via the middle  thread  of Shepherd  Creek  to  its intersection  with MGA easting 198206mE (approximate MGA point  198206mE  8251941mN)then  northerly directly to the intersection of MGA easting  198146mE  with the middle  thread  of an unnamed tributary of Pine Tree Creek (approximate  MGA point 198146mE  8257443mN), then north easterly via the middle  thread  of the unnamed  tributary  to its intersection  with the middle thread of Pine Tree Creek  (approximate  MGA point  199959mE  8258097mN), then northerly via the middle thread of Pine Tree Creek to its intersection with the northern boundary of Land Parcel 4589/PH1079 (approximate MGA point 200110mE 8258539mN), then easterly via the northern  boundary  of Land Parcel 4589/PH1079  (including  crossing the road reserve of an unnamed road between approximate MGA points 207194mE 8257954mN and 207254mE 8257949mN) to its intersection with the western boundary of Land Parcel 1/CP825797 (approximate MGA point 207647mE  8257916mN)then easterly and generally northerly via the western boundary of Land Parcel 1/CP825797 to the most northerly point of the land parcel on the eastern bank of the Little Laura River (approximate

MGA point 208383mE 8260480mN), then northerly via the eastern bank of the Little Laura River to its intersection with the eastern road reserve boundary of an unnamed road (approximate MGA point 208160mE 8262573mN), then easterly directly to MGA point 211241mE 8262612mN, then southerly directly  to the intersection  of an unnamed  tributary of Sandy Creek with the northern boundary  of Land  Parcel  1/CP825797  (approximate MGA point 211309mE 8260295mN),  then easterly  via the northern boundary  of Land Parcel 1/CP825797 to its intersection with an unnamed tributary of the Mosman River (approximate MGA point 215703mE 8260012mN), then northerly directly to MGA point 216236mE 8262153mN, then north easterly directly to the north western corner of Land Parcel 5/CP887336 (approximate MGA point  217433mE  8262608mN)then  easterly  via the northern boundary of Land Parcel 5/CP887336 to its intersection with the western


boundary of Land Parcel 8/SP222282 (approximate MGA point 219025mE 8262487mN), then northerly and easterly via the western and northern boundaries of Land Parcel 8/SP222282 to the intersection with the western boundary of Land Parcel 198/SP273726 (approximate MGA point 220691mE 8267670mN), then northerly, easterly, northerly and north easterly via the boundaries of Land Parcel 198/SP273726 to the intersection with the south western road reserve boundary of the Peninsula Developmental Road (approximate MGA point 224491mE 8279101mN), then south easterly via that road reserve boundary to its intersection with MGA easting 224819mE (approximate MGA point 224819mE 8278931mN), then northerly directly to the intersection of the eastern road reserve boundary of the Endeavour Battlecamp Road with the north eastern road reserve boundary of the Peninsula Developmental Road (approximate MGA point 224800mE 8279008mN), then northerly via the eastern road reserve boundary of the Endeavour Battlecamp Road to its intersection with the southern boundary of Land Parcel 53/CP887336 (approximate MGA point 224799mE 8279121mN), then easterly via the southern boundary of Land Parcel 53/CP887336 to its intersection with the western river reserve boundary of the Laura River (approximate MGA point 225548mE 8279076mN), then easterly directly to the most westerly point of Land Parcel 173/CP909808 on the eastern river reserve boundary of the Laura River (approximate MGA point 225599mE 8279065mN), then generally southerly and easterly via the eastern river reserve boundary of the Laura River to its intersection with the northern alignment of the western boundary of Land Parcel 194/SP253482 (approximate MGA point 226113mE 8276554mN), then southerly via that alignment and southerly, easterly and north westerly (including crossing the road reserve of the Peninsula Developmental Road between approximate MGA points 227137mE 8275757mN and 227230mE 8275752mN) via the western, southern and north eastern boundaries of Land Parcel 194/SP253482 to the intersection with the eastern road reserve boundary of the Peninsula Development Road (approximate MGA point 227247mE 8276013mN), then northerly via the eastern road reserve boundary to its intersection with the western boundary of Land Parcel 198/SP273726 (approximate MGA point 227269mE 8276130mN), then northerly, north westerly, north easterly and easterly (including crossing the road reserves of two unnamed roads between approximate MGA points 227298mE 8276423mN and 227325mE 8276484mN, 227401mE 8276656mN and

227417mE 8276693mN), via the western and northern boundaries of Land Parcel 198/SP273726 to the intersection with the boundary of Land Parcel 4327/SP142887 (approximate MGA point 261022mE 8300404mN), then easterly, south easterly and north easterly (including crossing the road reserve of an unnamed road between approximate MGA points 269375mE 8296126mN and 269455mE 8296104mN), via the boundary of Land Parcel 4327/SP142887 to its intersection with MGA easting 271764mE (approximate MGA point 271764mE 8297461mN), then easterly directly to the intersection of MGA northing 8297448mN with the western river reserve boundary of the Normanby River (approximate MGA point 271824mE 8297448mN), then generally southerly via the western river reserve boundary to its intersection with the northern boundary of Land Parcel 1980/8S296 (approximate MGA point 272012mE 8292721mN), then westerly and southerly via the northern and western boundaries of Land Parcel 1980/8S296 to its intersection with the western boundary of Land Parcel 242/SP154003 (approximate MGA point 271381mE 8260567mN), then southerly via the western boundary of Land Parcel 242/SP154003 to its intersection with MGA northing 8256996mN (approximate MGA point


272408mE 8256996mN), then westerly directly to the most easterly point of Land Parcel 8/SP222282 (approximate MGA point 265867mE 8257588mN), then westerly, south westerly and southerly (including crossing the road reserve of the Peninsula Developmental Road between approximate MGA points 251580mE 8258751mN and 251428mE 8258682mN), via the southern and eastern boundaries of Land Parcel 8/SP222282 to the intersection with the north eastern boundary of Land Parcel 1/CP825797 (approximate MGA point 248225mE 8249160mN), then south easterly and generally westerly (including crossing the road reserve of an unnamed track 5 times between approximate MGA points 208783mE 8239688mN and 208712mE 8239671mN, 208278mE 8240311mN and 208307mE 8240379mN, 208077mE 8240737mN and

208003mE 8240738mN, 207678mE 8241321mN and 207705mE 8241379mN, 207638mE

8241603mN and 207577mE 8241612mN), via the north eastern and southern boundaries of Land Parcel 1/CP825797 to the intersection with the southern boundary of Land Parcel 4/CP887336 (approximate MGA point 206495mE 8243953mN), then generally westerly via the southern boundary of Land Parcel 4/CP887336 to the commencement point.

 

 

Criterion

Values

(a)

The place has outstanding heritage

value to the nation
because of the place's importance

in the course, or

pattern, of Australia's natural or cultural history.

 

Quinkan Country has outstanding heritage value to the nation as a representation of an evolving and dynamic cultural landscape that exemplifies the way in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' adapt and modify their traditions, kin structures and practices to maintain their connection to country, culture and identity. Across Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people energise their cultural landscapes to keep them healthy and relevant in a contemporary world and to share their culture with the broader public.

The assemblage of Quinkan Country rock art has outstanding heritage value to the nation because of its ability to inform and provide insights that demonstrate patterns of human occupation in Australia's cultural history from the Pleistocene to the present. These insights inform our understanding of Australia's pre­ history, Aboriginal occupation of the north east region of Australia and the shared wider history of early human migration and pre-historic art.

Features which express this value are the rock art within the listed place, including the petroglyphs, figurative, stencil and contact art and the associated archaeological sites. Features of particular note, but not limited to, are the well-known Quinkan rock art galleries.

 


 

 

Criterion

Values

 

(c)

The place has

outstanding heritage value to the nation because of the place's potential to yield information
that will contribute to
an understanding of Australia's natural or
cultural
history.

 

 

Quinkan Country has outstanding heritage value to the nation because the place has a high level of potential to yield information, including from Traditional Owners and cultural custodians, that will contribute to an improved understanding of Australia's rock art and pre-history.

 

Rock art within the place represents one of Australia's major distinctive rock art regions. Rock art with an age of c. 27, 000 BP has been recorded. Additional archaeological study has also recorded a number of other occupation dates including a current benchmark datum of c.37, 000 BP. A rock art chronology can be developed with a notable change in typology during the mid­ Holocene period.

 

Features which express this value are the rock art within the listed place, including the petroglyphs, figurative, stencil and contact art and the associated archaeological sites.

 

 

(h)

The place has

outstanding heritage value to the nation because of the place's special association with the life or works of a person, or group of persons, of importance in Australia's natural or
cultural
history.

 

Quinkan Country has outstanding heritage value to the nation for its association with the late Dr Tommy George, Dr George Musgrave, Percy Trezise AM and Dick Roughsey. Collectively or individually , these men educated the broader public and academia about Aboriginal art and culture in a number of genres ranging from children's books to academic archives that continue to provide a foundation for archaeological work and rock art.

 

George, Musgrave, Trezise and Roughsey made an outstanding contribution to the appreciation of Quinkan Country rock art and Australian rock art generally, through their collaborative and pioneering research and popular publications that bought
Quinkan stories to national attention.


 

 

Criterion

Values

(i)

 

The place has outstanding heritage value
to the nation because of the place's importance as part of Indigenous tradition.

 

Cultural lores, laws, and stories associated with Timara and lmjim spirits are embedded in the Quinkan Country cultural landscape. Quinkan Traditional Owners and cultural custodians maintain a continuing and dynamic association with their cultural landscape defined by an extensive, distinctive assemblage of rock art, deep cultural deposits of rock shelters and in a continuum of cultural features across the landscape. This millennia-long association from the Pleistocene to the present is exemplified by the tangible and intangible associations of the distinctive and recognisable Timara and lmjim spirit figures, after which this rock art region is named.

 

Features which express this value are associated with the Timara and lmjim rock art and archaeological deposits within the listed place.