The impact made through rock art research

The Kimberley Foundation Australia has been driving public appreciation of rock art for the past 20 years.
We’ve supported six significant Australia Research Council linkage projects of which three are current:
  • The ground breaking Rock Art Dating project
  • A 5-year archaeological survey that has already recorded more than 1,000 sites (Kimberley Visions)
  • Research to unlock the past 60,000 years of the Kimberley’s environmental history (Unlocking the Environmental Archives of the Kimberley)
The research enables us to tell the ongoing story of Australia’s earliest human habitation. This is first and foremost a story of Aboriginal cultural heritage which we aim to research, promote and preserve as a legacy for all Australians. We invite you to help us tell this significant story. The impact of this story has the potential to change our relationship with Australia’s first people and the potential to re-write history.


Get involved in supporting rock art research

We invite you to contact our  CEO to discuss your involvement and to explore the opportunities of supporting the Kimberley Foundation Australia.

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  • Encouraging the protection and preservation of rock art through research and education.

  • Providing support to young scientists and post graduate students in related research fields.

  • Funding and initiating research centred on Kimberley rock art to uncover Australia’s earliest settlement history.

  • Supporting the Kimberley Foundation Ian Potter Chair in Rock Art at University of Western Australia.

  • Discovering and recording new rock art sites throughout the Kimberley region.

  • Partnering Aboriginal communities and involving local indigenous people in field research and training.

  • Collaborating and sharing knowledge with indigenous groups, the public, academic and cultural institutions.

  • Promoting research outcomes to ensure the broadest possible appreciation of the national and international significance of Kimberley rock art.

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Rock art research is central to answering some of the big questions about human migration. The impact made through KFA rock art research has the potential to rewrite the history of human migration. Recent research in Sulawesi has uncovered prehistoric stone tools thought to be 118,000 years old and nearby rock art at 35,500 years old.

It bears a close resemblance to one of the earliest Kimberley rock art styles. This research including KFA-backed research is the latest in a string of findings that is re-shaping ideas about human migration. It has shifted the focus of early archaeological research from traditional Western hotspots to Australia’s doorstep.

Make a Bequest

You can ensure the rock art is recognised for its international significance and protected accordingly by leaving a bequest to the Kimberley Foundation Australia. If you wish to make a bequest we welcome the opportunity to meet you and answer any questions or discuss specific details with you.

Contact us today to start a conversation about how you want to get involved. Complete the form with your details and we’ll get back to you shortly.

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Donate Shares

You can support the Kimberley Foundation Australia by donating shares as well as cash. ShareGift Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that makes it easy for you to support us. Through ShareGift Australia you can ‘convert’ your shares into a charitable donation without paying brokerage fees. If the value of the share sale exceeds $50, you have the option to recommend Kimberley Foundation Australia as beneficiary.

ShareGift Australia is a public ancillary fund with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. The process is straightforward and shareholders receive a tax deduction for donations over $2.00.

The process to donate shares to support KFA is simple:

  1. Download and complete the share sale donation form available on the ShareGift Australia website (remember to recommend Kimberley Foundation Australia (don’t leave off ‘Australia’)
  2. Send the signed form directly to ShareGift Australia either by scanning via email to or post to GPO Box 4370 Melbourne VIC 3001.
  3. ShareGift Australia will manage the sale of the shares through one of their supporting brokers and once completed, send you a receipt for tax purposes.
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