The Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) operates the Murujuga Rock Art and Cultural Experience in the Pilbara. Murujuga National Park is located on the Burrup Peninsula 30 minutes from Karratha.
MAC was incorporated in 2006 as the approved corporate body to administer the implementation of contractual obligations of the Burrup Maitland Industrial Estates Agreement (BMIEA).
There are five custodial groups (four language groups) which make up MAC. They are the Ngarluma People, the Mardudhunera People, the Yaburara People, the Yindjibarndi People, and the Wong- Goo-Tt-Oo people.
Murujuga National Park covers an area of 4,913ha and is located on the Burrup Peninsula near Dampier. The area is considered to host the largest concentration of ancient rock art in the
world, possibly dating back more than 30,000 years. The word Murujuga in the local Aboriginal language is thought to mean ‘hipbone sticking out’, referring to the peninsula’s alignment on
the Pilbara coast.
The Murujuga National Park is the 100th park in WA. It is here you find the famed petroglyphs of ancient rock art which is of cultural significance to the people of Murujuga and experts alike. It commands the attention of researchers and archaeologists.
The heritage sites and adjoining lands are co-managed by MAC and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA). A designated DBCA Murujuga Ranger liaison officer works closely with the MAC rangers in the Murujuga Land and Sea Unit who are responsible for managing country, land and sea. The Murujuga National Park Management Plan 78 (2013) together with the new Murujuga Cultural Management Plan (2016) provides the framework for the implementation of such a management model.
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