K2fly has partnered with Griffith University and The Keeping Place to deliver a new cultural heritage management system designed to map ancient indigenous rock art. Spanning Cape York Peninsula’s enormous Laura Sandstone Basin, the region hosts one of the richest bodies of rock art in Australia. The joint project aims to record the rock art for future generations and help provide a framework for its sustainable management.
ASX-listed software-as-a-service provider, K2fly has partnered with Griffith University and The Keeping Place to deliver a new cultural heritage management system designed to map ancient indigenous rock art in the south-east Cape York Peninsula.
Griffith says the southern rim of Queensland’s rugged Laura Sandstone Basin in Cape York Peninsula hosts one of the richest bodies of rock art in Australia and the world. It documents the ways of life of generations of Aboriginal Australians from their original settlement, through major environmental changes, to European settlement.
The massive region, known as Quinkan Country, covers an onshore area of about 18,000 square km. Much of it is jointly managed as National Parks by Traditional Owners and remains virtually unexplored archaeologically.
The major mapping project that forms part of the Australian Research Council Linkage Project aims to record the rock art for future generations and help provide a framework for its sustainable management.
K2fly says the project will run for five years and an inaugural steering committee meeting will be held this month.
An extensive network of partners involving six Australian universities working with eight industry partners, which include six Aboriginal corporations, a Queensland government agency and a private business will work together to systematically map, document and analyse the cultural heritage and rock art of the Laura Sandstone Basin.
The Keeping Place was created for native title organisations, indigenous ranger programs and organisations operating within the indigenous information and land management sector within Australia. It is a cloud- based software platform for the digital protection and sharing of cultural knowledge.
Griffith University Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Carolyn Evans said: “This project will help cement Australia as a world leader in rock art analysis and management.”
K2fly also recently completed the purchase of the “Decipher for Mining” business from Wesfarmers subsidiary, CSBP in an all-scrip transaction valued at $3.7 million.
Decipher, created out of Wesfarmers’ industrial division in 2017, involves cloud-based software-as-a-service monitoring and compliance solutions in tailings storage facilities management and mine rehabilitation for the resources industry.
As a result of the deal, CSBP has become K2fly’s largest shareholder with 10.13 per cent of its expanded issued capital.
K2fly Non-Executive Chairwoman, Jenny Cutri said: “By acquiring Decipher for Mining, K2fly will have the only end-to-end solution in the market today that can cover monitoring, disclosure and governance in support of the Global Industry Tailings Standard (GITS).”
The company points out that GITS has been formally endorsed by the co-convenors of the Global Tailings Review – namely, the International Council on Mining and Metals, the UN Environment Program, and the Principles on Responsible Investment.
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