Title

The erosive effect of tourism at an Aboriginal rock art site on the western edge of the arid zone in south-western Australia

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Antiquity Publications Ltd.

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Natural Sciences

RAS ID

7185

Comments

This article was originally published as

Rossi, A. M., & Webb, R. E. (2008). The erosive effect of tourism at an Aboriginal rock art site on the western edge of the arid zone in south-western Australia. Antiquity, 82(315).

Original article available here

Abstract

Mulka’s Cave, near Hyden (Figure 1), a large hollowed-out granite boulder, is the most profusely decorated Aboriginal rock art site in south-western Australia (Gunn 2006). Because it is only 15km from Wave Rock, a widely-advertised natural granite weathering feature, to which about 80 000 tourists now come annually, they also visit the cave. We helped Gunn to record the artwork for the Department of Indigenous Affairs (DIA) in April 2004.

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