Aboriginal sites on Bungalbin
Aboriginal sites lodged with Aboriginal Affairs (Department Planning, Lands and Heritage DPLH) for Bungalbin (Helena and Aurora Range)
On Bungalbin (Helena and Aurora Range), there are eight Registered Aboriginal Heritage sites. These were registered in December 2016.
There are a further 11 Aboriginal sites that are listed on the Register and referred to as Other Heritage Places, as they have yet to be fully assessed by the Aboriginal Cultural Material Committee (ACMC). The 11 Other Heritage Places were lodged as early as 2002. Five of these 11 sites have been given the status of ‘insufficient information’.
(source: Department of Iindigenous Affairs (DIA) website, December 2011; viewed 15 January 2012).
(sources for 2018: Aboriginal Affairs website, www.daa.wa.gov.au (or via the Department of Planning Lands and Heritage, DPLH, website www.dplh.wa.gov.au) and Aboriginal Heritage Inquiry System www.daa.wa.gov.au/ahis).
The 19 Aboriginal Sites on Bungalbin
Site Id.No. Registered or Other Name and Purpose of place (Access status not given here)
5600 Other Bungalbin, Artefacts / Scatter; Camp, water source;
18726 Registered Aurora Ranges Womens Place; Artefacts / Scatter, Ceremonial Grinding patches / grooves, Historical, Painting
18728 Other Ochre Quarry
18729 Other Rockholes
18730 Other Helena/aurora Ranges Gully; Mythological, Historical; Camp, Hunting Place,Water source
18731 Other Helena/aurora Ranges Engraving
18732 Registered Helena Cave; Artefacts / Scatter, Ceremonial, Engraving,Historical, Rockshelter
20336 Other Ky19; Mythological, Artefacts / Scatter; Camp, Water source
20342 Other Ky28; Mythological, south side access to top of range (eastern ore deposit)
29178 Other J5 Rockhole 1
29179 Other J5 Rockhole 2
36942 Registered Tjarralapalpal Peak and Range; Mythological.
36943 Registered KY19c Tjaangi – Jasper Reef; Mythological.
36948 Registered KY28a Rockshelter & Stone Arrangement; Mythological, Rockshelter.
36949 Registered KY28b Mythological site, Watersource and Stone arrangement; Artefacts / Scatter, Mythological, Natural Feature.
36950 Registered KY28c Mythological sites, Rockshelters & Stone arrangements; Artefacts / Scatter, Mythological, Rockshelter.
36951 Registered KY28d Mythological site, Helena Aurora Range; Mythological.
18278 Other Hangover Bore 14
18279 Other Hangover Bore 03
Note 1: The information of sacred sites is continually being updated. For an update on the sacred sites on Helena and Aurora Range go to the Aboriginal Heritage Enquiry System on the Aboriginal Affairs website within the Department of Planning Land and Heritage. (Aboriginal affairs was previously DAA, Department of Aboriginal Affairs and then DIA, Department of Indigenous Affairs.)
Note 2: Not all Aboriginal sites are recorded on the Register and some sites may no longer exist. However, “the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 protects all Aboriginal sites in Western Australia whether or not they are registered.” (DIA website, 15 January 2012).