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  AURANET - Welcome to the homesite of the Australian Rock Art Research Association, Inc.
AURA (the Australian Rock Art Research Association, Inc.) was founded in October 1983 and within five years became the world's largest rock art organisation.
AURA's membership of rock art scholars is dedicated to the study and preservation of rock art in Australia and the world, and to the promotion of indigenous custodianship of traditional indigenous cultural heritage.
The second edition of the standard handbook of rock art studies, Rock art science: the scientific study of palaeoart is now available.
mc2.vicnet.net.au /home/aura/web/index.html   (338 words)

  How old is Australian Rock Art? - Aboriginal Art Online
Australian rock art, while extensive and in places of great age, is nevertheless not the oldest in the world.
In the case of rock painting in Australia, dates have been obtained for pigment directly on the walls and for painted fragments buried in deposits of campsite material.
As well as rock art, ochre has many other uses in modern Aboriginal ceremony, and is repeatedly found in association with burial not only in Australia but also in other parts of the world.
www.aboriginalartonline.com /art/rockage.php   (1730 words)

 Rock Dove
Australian Rock Doves (33 to 36 cm) are descended from the Rock Pigeon, found in Europe and Asia.
The Rock Dove is native to Europe, Africa and Asia, where it prefers open agricultural areas.
In Australia, the Rock Dove has not ventured far from human settlement, being found in large numbers in capital cities and larger towns, with the exception of Darwin.
www.austmus.gov.au /factsheets/rock_dove.htm   (285 words)

 Australian rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Australian music also tends to distinguish itself from the rock styles of other nations by a heavy focus on melody and complex, reggae- and jazz-inspired rhythms.
Another significant Australian from this period, and one whose importance is only now beginning to be widely recognised, was the critic and journalist Lillian Roxon (1932–1973), who grew up in Brisbane but who was based in New York from 1959 until her premature death from asthma.
Until 1975, Australian pop radio was dominated by a clique of commercial broadcasters who virtually had the field to themselves and their influence over government was such that, incredibly, no new radio licences had been issued in any Australian capital city since the prevailing industry structure had been consolidated in the early 1930s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Australian_rock   (4817 words)

 Australian and New Zealand rock from The Bomp Bookshelf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
From Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds to AC/DC, from Olivia Newton-John to the Dirty Three, and from INXS to Midnight Oil, the individual careers of Australia's rock and pop stars are represented in an A-to-Z encyclopedia format complete with biographical and historical details.
Bomp review: a much expanded version of Walker's first effort, tracing Australian music from the birth of punk through its various offshoots; packed with interviews, plus his own narrative of how Australian music developed in the larger context of what was happening around the world.
Bomp note: New Zealand has always produced superb rock and roll bands way out of proportion to its population--indeed, in the mid-'60s and again in the '80s, it seemed as though every third person in the country must be in a band whose music was loved around the world.
www.bomp.com /BompbooksAustr.html   (1534 words)

 Australia Post - Rock
One of the best hard rock bands in the country, Cold Chisel built their success from live performances in the heyday of pub rock.
Influenced by the heavy rock sound of the early '70s, their first album was released in April 1978.
The lead singer, Mandawuy Yunupingu, was named as Australian of the Year on Australia Day 1993 in recognition of his commitment to forging greater understanding between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.
www.auspost.com.au /philatelic/stamps/rock/hitsongs.htm   (1748 words)

 Australian Rock Art: A New Synthesis
The origins of rock art in Australia are probably as ancient as the art of the hunter-gatherers of Western Europe, well known for the prehistoric caves of Altamira and Lascaux.
Rock art can be 'read' to determine cultural processes and provides a durable testimony of thousands of years of cultural change, particularly as it oftern relates to the social realm more than artefacts.
This book is an up-to-date survey of Australian rock art and presents detailed case studies which show the significance of both recent and ancient art for Australia's indigenous communities.
www.rock-art.com /books/layton1.htm   (297 words)

 Aussie Rock Downloads - Download Aussie Rock Music - Download Aussie Rock MP3s
Instead, Aussie rock is a particular style of tough hard rock performed by Australian bands that earned their skills by playing the country's legendarily rough-and-tumble pubs.
Playing stripped-down, loud, and fast Ramones-inspired guitar rock, the Celibate Rifles were one of the earliest punk bands to emerge during the post-Radio Birdman/Saints era.
Taking their cues from these Aussie bands, along with the American hard rock of the Stooges, MC5, and Blue Oyster Cult, the Rifles were led by the twin-guitar attack of Kent Steedman and Dave Morris, and the deadpan baritone of vocalist Damien Lovelock.
www.mp3.com /aussie-rock/genre/363/subgenre.html   (2764 words)

 Dampier Rock Art Complex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Although the rock art complex has been listed as an endangered site by the National Trust of Australia, for the past four decades it has been subjected to disturbance, and exposure to greenhouse gases and dust from the pelletizing of iron generated by a major industrial complex within the perimeter of the rock art site.
The Australian Rock Art Research Association and the International Federation of Rock Art Organizations are lobbying for the relocation of the industrial development and are seeking to have the Dampier Rock Art Complex designated a national park managed in partnership with local Aboriginal custodians.
As a result of their efforts, the government commissioned a study on the deterioration of the rock art in October 2002, the results of which will not be available until 2006.
www.wmf.org /resources/sitepages/australia_dampier_rock_art.html   (281 words)

 The 15th Annual Australian Rock Industry Association Awards | PopMatters Television Review
Australians used to care about such things as ARIAs and Logies, which are kind of like Emmys, only voted for by the readers of TV Week magazine.
She also praised the Australian music industry, having a laugh at her own expense, thanks to the informed questions asked of her by presenter Wilkins.
The highlight of the night, however, came when INXS were inducted into the Australian Rock Industry Hall of Fame.
www.popmatters.com /tv/reviews/a/australian-rock-industry.html   (1204 words)

 Australian indie rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Australian indie rock is part of the overall flow of Australian rock history but has a distinct history somewhat separate from mainstream rock in Australia, largely from the end of the punk rock era onwards.
Rock and roll in Australia got started in the late 1950s and 1960s, influenced by the sounds coming from the USA and UK.
Early on, the surf rock sound dominated, though in the mid-1960s, the beat genre from the UK had become established.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Australian_indie_rock   (689 words)

 Maori octopus bycatch and southern rock lobster mortality in the South Australian rock lobster fishery Fishery Bulletin ...
Maori octopus bycatch and southern rock lobster mortality in the South Australian rock lobster fishery
The main trap fisheries in Australia are for western rock lobster (Panulirus cygnus) in Western Australia and southern rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii) along the southern coastline.
Furthermore, there is a paucity of quantitative data on the impact of fishing on octopus populations, the proportion of lobster mortality that is attributable to octopus predation, or the long-term economic and ecological effects that octopus-induced mortality may have on lobster fisheries.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FDG/is_3_102/ai_n6237276   (827 words)

 ROCK ART & PETROGLYPHS: Rock Art dating
One of the principle issues which was discussed during the workshop was the problem of potential contamination of AMS radiocarbon dates for rock art by organic carbon from sources other than that associated with the painting event.
Andrée Rosenfeld presented an important paper in which she argued that while the developments in radiometric dating of rock art were undoubtably exciting, it was also important not to discard proven stylistic methods of dating.
Australian rock art researchers are seriously attempting to confront some of the problems that are inherent in both radiometric and stylistic approaches to dating rock art.
www.rupestre.net /tracce/ausdate.html   (1059 words)

 Australian Aboriginal Rock Art - page 1 of 4 - Aboriginal Art Online
Aboriginal rock art is part of a tradition of painting and engraving that stretches back thousands of years.
Some of the oldest surviving examples so far found are the rock engravings in the Pilbara in Western Australia and in the Olary region of South Australia which may be as much as 40 000 years old.
Other rock paintings, however, are relatively recent and are part of living tradition.
www.aboriginalartonline.com /art/rock.php   (303 words)

 Rolling Stone 25 Years of Australian Rock
In 1979, Angus was happy to describe himself as one of the biggest rock & roll animals in the business, and he still is. "When I'm on stage, the savage in me is released.
The Australian really dictated what we sounded like, they didn't want to hear anything clever, they wanted to hear good, straight rock n roll.
Before that, a lot of bands were concentrating on good melodic songs but we wanted and out and out heavy rock n roll album with a lot of guitars.
www.angelfire.com /al/ACDCpage/25years.html   (1450 words)

 Origins of Australian Rock'n'Roll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The first Australian rock recording is thought to have been the instrumental Wild Weekend by the Thunderbirds.
The first Australian rock record to be a hit was Johnny O'Keefe Wild One in 1958.
The Twilights were a Beatles-sound band led by Glenn Shorrock which had Australian hits in the mid- to late 'sixties.
www.menziesera.com /origins_of_rock/aussie_rock.shtml   (1276 words)

 Luna Kafé - Ian McFarlane: The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop
Noel McGrath attempted the task in the late seventies (Noel McGrath's Australian Encyclopaedia Of Rock, Outback Press, 1978) and published the occasional update over the next half dozen or so years, but it was, comparatively, of poor quality with very brief entries for the artists he chose for inclusion.
Other specific texts on the Australian music scene have suffered from cheap production values and poor research, resulting in thin and unsatisfying publications that have, understandably, sold poorly and have rarely troubled the reprinters before sinking into oblivion.
The 'Australian' in the title is not a collective term for all Australasian acts as is usually the case.
www.lunakafe.com /moon34/au34.php   (840 words)

 Industry salutes the godfather of Aussie rock | Arts & Books | The Australian
THE man known as the godfather of Australian heavy rock, guitarist Lobby Loyde, finally received the recognition his fans felt was long overdue, and long denied, when he was inducted last night into the ARIA Hall ofFame.
Loyde joined Thorpe's band, the Aztecs, as lead guitarist in December 1968 and helped drive the group to become one of the loudest and heaviest blues bands of their time, spawning a generation of imitators.
His entry into this year's Hall of Fame, alongside groups including Daddy Cool and the Divinyls, is thought to be the result of heavy lobbying from many of the musicians he inspired over the course of his career.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au /story/0,20867,20155730-16947,00.html   (442 words)

 Jeff Apter on Silverchair (NY Rock Interview)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
They've sold over six-million records worldwide and are one of the few acts to have emerged in the midst of grunge that have actually gone on to become a band of some substance.
What makes them unique is that they've not only survived grunge, they moved on to a more lush, orchestrated rock sound (unlike, say, Pearl Jam, who still sound like a garage rock band 10 years down the line).
It's a tough one, because you don't want to deny anyone their chance to "make it," but rock 'n' roll, especially, should be about fun much more than business.
www.nyrock.com /interviews/2003/apter_int.asp   (1126 words)

 Rock'n'Roll Dancing - Australian History
It seems as though just after the war that Australians were gripped by a common desire to enjoy life to the full.
One of Australia's greatest dancers was Lee Neilson, who with her partner Milton Mitchell, won the Australian National Dance Championships in 1947 and remained undefeated for the next 10 years.
Six O'Clock Rock went to air on February 28 1959 and yes, Lee and her partner Milton did the original opening graphics with two dancers superimposed over a clock with the hands of the clock set to six.
www.zip.com.au /~rockroll/fjhist.htm   (626 words)

 Australian Museum - Australian Rock Art Expert Invites Prince Harry on Tour
Australia's foremost rock art expert, responsible for the recent astounding Wollemi discovery in NSW, has invited Prince Harry to tour other rock art sites he may have been inspired by, meet local Aboriginal elders and view some of the rare and beautiful Indigenous art housed at the Australian Museum.
The Australian Museum's Principal Research Scientist (Anthropology) Dr Paul Taçon, an expert in ancient and contemporary Aboriginal art, has encouraged Harry in his interest in Australian art.
He is currently investigating the rock-art of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area (New South Wales, Australia), recently leading the expedition to scientifically examine a 4,000-year-old record of stunning and rare rock art in the famed Wollemi National Park.
www.amonline.net.au /archive.cfm?id=1368   (382 words)

 Australian Exporters: Australian Southern Rock Lobster Exporters Pty Ltd - Lobsters, Pilchards
Australian Southern Rock Lobster Exporters Pty Ltd are a company based in Port Lincoln in the Australian state of South Australia.
Australian products are required to meet strict standards on quality, safety, hygiene and other aspects of the manufacturing, processing and packaging elements of product production.
Australian Southern Rock Lobster Exporters Pty Ltd is one of 599 companies in South Australia listed on Australian Exporters.
www.australianexporters.net /companyID765.htm   (195 words)

 Pop/Rock Music
Rock Names reveals the origin of the names of rock bands.
For the best, but brief information on Australian rock bands this is a useful tool.
It also includes a set of historical notes on various periods of Australian rock music which are cross referenced to relevant database entries.
www.liswa.wa.gov.au /poprock.html   (1169 words)

 NewsFromRussia.Com MTV Awards: Australian rock band Jet
Rock festival in Sochi timed to 350th anniversary of...
Melbourne rock band Jet has become the first Australian band to take out the "best rock video" prize at the MTV Awards More details...
What happens on a rock star's tour bus generally stays there, but the Dave Matthews Band's dirt made a public appearance earlier this month in Chicago More details...
newsfromrussia.com /science/2004/08/31/55733.html   (1368 words)

 Australian acts aim to rock U.S.
The U.S. labels work closely on developing acts with their Australian affiliates and often release them in the home market first.
He adds that rock, pop and country - areas where Australian acts have previously enjoyed international success - are drawing attention from U.S. labels.
The benefits for Australian acts of tapping into an international budget rather than a domestic one are clear, Klippel says.
www.azcentral.com /ent/music/articles/0111australianrockers.html   (636 words)

 Australian rock singer in coma - Therockforum.com
The vocalist with Australian band ROCKET SCIENCE is in a coma after collapsing before a gig.
A UK spokesperson for the star said that Roman Tucker collapsed over the weekend and was taken to the Prince Alfred hospital in Melbourne, where he’s in a medically assisted coma.
As previously reported, Roman Tucker collapsed and was taken to the Prince Alfred hospital in Melbourne, where he was placed in a medically assisted coma.
www.therockforum.com /forums/showthread.php?t=446   (425 words)

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