Friday, November 29, 2013

The Kimberley's Part 3

So I think I covered water in Parts 1 and 2 and I thought today I would show you some of the aboriginal rock art.

The Wandjina's are the creator spirits. These paintings are refreshed periodically.

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Gwion Gwion figures are the oldest rock art thought to date back at least 17000 years. Aboriginal people say they are the lost stories, painted by a different people.

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 Some of them have later painting layered on top.

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The rainbow serpant, depicted near Mitchell Falls.

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A kangaroo.

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Dumbi the Owl from the indigenous people's flood story.

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1 comment:

alexa said...

Wonderful to see these - thank you for bringing them to a wider audience. That would be a great book title "The Lost Stories" ...