Contribution by a Community-based Organisation
Friends of Australian Rock Art (FARA)
The Friends of Australian Rock Art has worked tirelessly to promote the significance and preservation of Aboriginal rock art, particularly that in the Dampier Archipelago. The volunteer group’s efforts have helped bring national and international recognition of the global cultural heritage significance of one of the densest concentrations of petroglyphs in Australia.The Friends of Australian Rock Art (FARA) is committed to the protection, preservation and promotion of rock art, particularly that of the Dampier Archipelago.
The services undertaken by FARA for the conservation and promotion of the heritage site vary widely. FARA volunteers specialising in Aboriginal heritage, culture and art conduct annual tours to the Burrup Peninsula with more than 400 people taking part. They also promote awareness campaigns for the protection and preservation of the precious rock art of the Dampier Archipelago.
Through their activities, FARA has drawn national and international attention to the global significance of the site.