• Protect. Connect. Inspire.
The Keeping Place is a powerful, innovative and safe tool for collecting, protecting and appropriately sharing cultural knowledge.
An innovative digital cultural resource for Traditional Owner communities.

ABOUT US

The Keeping Place is an entirely Indigenous owned tech based not-for-profit company.

We own and manage The Keeping Place software platform, a secure and innovative tool for collecting, protecting and appropriately sharing cultural knowledge. The platform builds the capacity of Aboriginal corporations to protect cultural heritage, manage native title, regain data sovereignty and unlock new social and economic opportunities.

The platform was developed as part of a pilot project involving two native title groups and three resource companies, with support from the Indigenous Land & Sea Corporation and the National Trust of Western Australia. With a shared vision, they set about creating a geospatial cultural heritage system that supported the safe and meaningful return of cultural heritage information back to the rightful custodians. The result was The Keeping Place platform.

In 2019 we were separately incorporated as an independent organisation to own and manage the platform. We’re built on a shared ownership model, where all the Aboriginal corporations that purchase and use the platform are our owner-members. This ensures we remain entirely Indigenous owned and are directly accountable to the groups that use the platform.

Features

  • Intuitive and engaging design

    The platform integrates GIS mapping features with the powerful Infoscope relationship engine. Data can be visualised on a map and tabular user interface.

  • Cultural protocol and security settings

    With customisable security permissions and cultural protocols, recognised individuals or groups can choose how their cultural information is captured, accessed and shared.

  • All in one solution for PBCs

    Software that empowers native title groups with an integrated solution to manage cultural heritage, future acts, compliance with agreements, land management projects, stakeholders and more.

  • Connect with places, videos, photos, reports and more

    Upload, visualise and connect with a wide range of data including places, videos, photos, songs, heritage reports, documents, ethnographies, site locations, survey areas and spatial data.

  • Manage all your agreements in one place

    Manage all your agreements in one place and use workflows, notifications and a dashboard to manage, monitor and track obligations and commitments under Indigenous Land Use Agreements.

  • Realise new social and economic opportunities

    Use the platform to realise new social and economic opportunities, such as language revitalisation, cultural mapping and cultural tourism projects.

  • Manage jobs through workflows and notifications

    Built with a data-driven dynamic workflow engine, you can create tasks, automated workflows and notifications to plan and manage surveys, projects, obligations and more.

  • Powerful search capabilities

    Built on modern cloud technology, the platform is secure and scalable with powerful search capabilities. Search for people, places, photos, documents, heritage surveys, locations and more.

Building deeper and stronger connections to share cultural knowledge.

We have a bold vision for The Keeping Place to be a sustainable digital cultural centre for all Traditional Owner communities.

Building on the combined experiences of our user community, the platform will continue to evolve to meet the varying needs of groups and individuals across the country.

If you’re interested in finding out more, fill out the following form and a member of our team will be in touch.

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Empowering and building the capacity of Traditional Owner communities.

CONTACT US

Email
info@thekeepingplace.com

Phone
08 9420 6308

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