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MATAGARUP HERITAGE

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Matagarup (Heirisson Island) is a Registered Site with the Government of Western Australia Department of Indigenous Affairs (Site ID 3589). 

Listed as a mythological site, with open access and no restrictions, Matagarup has been officially recorded as a Meeting Place, Plant Resource, Camp and Hunting Place.  

Section 8 of the WA Aboriginal Heritage Act states:

"Where the Committee is satisfied that a representative body of persons of Aboriginal descent who usually live subject to Aboriginal customary law has an interest in a place or object to which this Act applies that is of traditional and current importance to it, and which is in the custody or control of the Minister, the Minister after consultation with the Committee shall make that place or object available to that body as and whenever required for purposes sanctioned by the Aboriginal tradition relevant to that place or object."

 The Nyoongar Tent Embassy is the sole Tribal Sovereign Embassy sitting on a listed Aboriginal Heritage site. To access the Aboriginal Heritage Register enquiry system follow this link.








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