Aboriginal community members in Tasmania are calling for the State Government to toughen heritage protection laws after vandals defaced priceless Aboriginal rock paintings.
Local people recently visited a rock shelter in the States Central Highlands Region and found hand print paintings believed to be hundreds of year old had been scratched away.
The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centres heritage officer, Adam Thompson told CAAMA Radio he believes the State Government is putting out a message to the wider community that Aboriginal heritage doesn’t have much worth.
Mr Thompson says much more work needs to be done within the Tasmania , to ensure local Aboriginal heritage is preserved.
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