Scarred Tree MonumentPrint Page
The scarred tree monument was erected in 2007 following heritage management negotiations between Thanikwithi Traditional Owners and Rio Tinto Alcan. Approximately 80 people came to the opening, which featured singing, a traditional smoking ceremony, and speeches by Traditional Owners Richard Barkley, Grace John and Thanakupi, and by Rio Tinto Alcan representatives.
The 17 scarred trees have spiritual and cultural significance to the Traditional Owners, as the trees have each been cut by ancestors to remove wild bush honey.
|Address:||Prunung, Red Beach , Weipa , 4874|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -12.589759|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||2006|