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To: Federal Environment Minister Melissa Price

Save historic Frontier Wars site Ravensworth Estate from becoming a coal mine

Save historic Frontier Wars site Ravensworth Estate from becoming a coal mine

Dear Minister,

Please stop the culturally significant Ravensworth estate being destroyed to make way for an open cut coal mine.

Ravensworth Estate in the Upper Hunter a site of Aboriginal resistance and the massacre of Aboriginal people is in the way of an open cut coal mine expansion, so mining company Glencore propose to simply destroy it.

Please approve the application to protect this site, lodged by Plain Clans Wonnarua People, to preserve this crucial part of our history.

Why is this important?

A historical Frontier War site of Aboriginal resistance is set to be completely destroyed to make way for an open cut coal mine.

Ravensworth Estate in the Upper Hunter a site of Aboriginal resistance and the massacre of Aboriginal people is in the way of an open cut coal mine expansion, so mining company Glencore propose to simply destroy it.

The landscape surrounding Ravensworth is a recognised place of cultural significance for Aboriginal people.

Mining companies have a long and sordid history of ignoring Aboriginal cultural and land rights, to allow them to destroy a Frontier Wars is unthinkable. Help us preserve this historical site and be part of the growing movement to recognise the reality of colonisation and commemorate resistance by Aboriginal people.


Reasons for signing

  • All history needs to be saved. A coal mine is not a good enough reason to demolish.
  • Developing new coal mines is insanity in the face of the looming climate catastrophe
  • Our history must be protected, because it can never be replaced.

Updates

2019-08-24 18:49:50 +1000

500 signatures reached

2018-12-16 10:35:36 +1100

100 signatures reached

2018-12-14 21:43:47 +1100

50 signatures reached

2018-12-14 15:10:31 +1100

25 signatures reached

2018-12-14 13:38:45 +1100

10 signatures reached