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Aboriginal Paintings at Ubirr & Nourlangie

Aboriginal Paintings at Ubirr & Nourlangie

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Aboriginal Paintings at Ubirr & Nourlangie | Kakadu National Park Book

By David M Welch

Discover an ancient legacy preserved in the heart of Kakadu National Park: Ubirr and Nourlangie, two mesmerising rock formations adorned with sacred Aboriginal Paintings. Nestled beside the East Alligator River and the Arnhem Land Escarpment in northern Australia, these remarkable outliers serve as a canvas for a history dating back 65,000 years.

Tracing the paths of revered Ancestral Beings like the Rainbow Serpent, the Lightning Man, the Cockatoo Lady, and Warramurrunundji, the Earth Mother, this region is steeped in cultural significance for the local Aboriginal communities. For millennia, these Indigenous groups have meticulously depicted their ceremonies, deities, and totemic flora and fauna on the rock shelters, cliffs, and overhangs, evolving their artistic expression from naturalistic depictions to the intricate X-ray style, revealing the inner anatomy of their subjects.

"Aboriginal Paintings at Ubirr and Nourlangie" serves as a comprehensive guide to these awe-inspiring art sites, many of which are accessible to the public. This guide delves into the profound significance these paintings hold for Aboriginal people, both in the past and the present, offering a glimpse into a rich cultural heritage etched into the very rocks of this ancient landscape.

Dimensions: 24cm x 17cm

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