News & Updates

Arts workshops and NAIDOC week out on Badimia Country

It’s always a privilege to be invited onto Badimia country to help facilitate community driven projects. This time it was particularly special because the second phase of the ‘Arts of the Granites’ project was timed to correspond with Badimia’s NAIDOC week celebrations! Funded through the Department of Culture and Arts’ Aboriginal Arts – 2015 funding […]

Terra Rosa begins Healthy Country Initiative in partnership with QLD Traditional Owners

How do you feel about doing some heritage work in Queensland, perhaps on the Great Barrier Reef? How could any heritage consultant say no to that? With bags packed with work boots, cameras, Nodal Ninjas, bathers and sunscreen, the Terra Rosa team of Scott and Anne headed for Queensland to spend a week examining the […]

Art returns to the Badimia Granites

There’s something a bit surreal about the Granites. Where some of the boulders that scatter the site look like they could roll away like marbles at any minute, others sit firmly like Colossi, keeping watch over the sandy landscape. But it’s when the sky goes dusky, or the rain rolls over the breakaways that the […]

Nyimili Interactive Journey Launch

Today we are excited to announce the launch of the Nyimili Interactive Journey website. Terra Rosa and the members of the Yinhawangka community have been working co-operatively on the Nyimili Project since 2014. A significant milestone in the project, the website explores the significance and history of the Nyimili Range through information captured on the […]

Gidarjil Indigenous rangers train with Terra Rosa to measure Gladstone’s heritage health!

Taking a break from turtle and mangrove monitoring, 13 trainee Indigenous Land and Sea Rangers crammed into the Gidarjil bus and headed out with Terra Rosa to The Narrows Quarry, a spectacular Aboriginal quarry site around 45 minutes north of Gladstone. The quarry boasts countless silcrete artefacts spanning many square kilometres on the tidal mudflats, […]

Nyimili 2015 and Into the Future

Posted · Filed as Community Projects, Culture and Country, Environment, Terra Rosa

One of the most exciting community projects undertaken in 2015 was the Nyimili Project (Stage 2). The Nyimili Project was instigated as a result of the Yinhawangka Community expressing their concern about the potential impact of mining and development on Nyimili and the associated range. Nyimili is considered to be of outstanding cultural significance to […]

Palyku elders take BC Iron on a cultural tour across country

Posted · Filed as Anthropology, Community Projects, Culture and Country, Terra Rosa

Following the success of the first cultural mapping trip in October, Palyku men and elders from the inland Pilbara invited senior executives and representatives from BC Iron to travel across country visiting places of cultural significance whilst sharing traditional bush tucker and stories. BC Iron has generously supported the project to help the Palyku people […]

The adventures at Nyimili continues

If there is one thing we know by now it’s that the more time we spend on the Nyimili range, the more spectacular it proves to be! Following on from findings such as ochre paintings, engravings and wooden artefacts the team went on to identify numerous more scarred trees and rockshelters with cultural materials in […]

Motion footage reveals animals of Nyimili Range including a dingo pup!

Yinhawangka representatives and the Terra Rosa environmental team recently completed an initial environmental survey of the Nyimili Range. Using equipment like motions sensor cameras and Bat call detectors at several sites around the ranges, including caves, breakaways, and water pools, it was hoped to record the presence of some conservation significant species such as the […]