The cultural heritage program documents the content, stories and other associations of people to sites of cultural signficance within Jawoyn lands.
The project involves collecting oral accounts, genealogies, published articles and archival material held at institutions throughout Australia.
It also focuses on the field recording of cultural sites such as rock shelters, usually with rock art, and waterholes.
The project's work also encourages traditional owners, custodians and young people to revisit cultural areas to reacquaint them with their country and its rock art traditions.
Concurrent with these studies, a database is being set up to house the material and provide differing levels of access.
Its principal aim is to make appropriate information accessible to local schools to let Jawoyn children and those of related groups become aware of their cultural history and heritage.
By understanding their heritage, the work also assists Jawoyn people in their cultural and art practices.
This program has been strongly supported by the Federal Government's Indigenous Heritage Program since 2005.
For more information about the Cultural Heritage program, please contact the Cultural and Environment Manager, Ray Whear.
Phone: (08) 8971 2354