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You’ve probably heard of the pyramids of Egypt, and the structures at Stonehenge, but how about the Burrup Peninsula rock carvings? No? Well, experts believe these ancient aboriginal artworks are as important as some of the world’s best-known wonders.They’re among the world’s oldest surviving rock carvings, and they’re being threatened by development on the West Australian coast.Mining company Woodside is looking to expand its gas exploration in the region, but this has angered environmental and indigenous activists.Brett Solomon is the CEO of online action group GetUp Australia, who petitioned the government about the Burrup carvings this week. He spoke with Andrew Green about the significance of the region.

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