Lecture Title: 'Patterns in the Past: Mulvaneys in heritage protection and the Dampier Archipelago'. Abstract: to be advised.
A lavishly illustrated talk on the ancient petroglyphs of the Dampier Archipelago and the issue of heritage protection when 50,000 years of culture challenges 50 years of industry.
Bio-profile: Dr Ken Mulvaney, following in his father Professor John Mulvaney’s footsteps, has over 40 years’ experience in archaeological practice and heritage management.
He is the Principal Advisor Cultural Heritage with Rio Tinto in the Dampier Archipelago. One of his roles is to ensure Rio Tinto’s existing operations (iron ore export and solar salt production) do not adversely impact on the cultural heritage assets of the National Heritage Listed Dampier Archipelago, including Burrup Peninsula.
Ken first came to the area in 1980, spending a few years as part of a professional team documenting the archaeology of a portion of Burrup Peninsula associated with the Karratha Gas Plant construction.
Collaborative engaging with Traditional Owners, researchers and others, in the documentation and protection of the Aboriginal cultural heritage underpins his career.