Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Kakadu Rock Art - 31st August 2009

One of the must-do things of any trip to Kakadu is to see some Aboriginal rock art. We had sadly not seen much so far on the trip (many sites in northern WA being off the main route), but at Kakadu we went to both Ubirr and Nourlangie. It's amazing to view the layers of paintings painted over each other - the act of painting being more important than the actual painting. Some of the art has stories behind it, whilst other paintings such as the ones of barramundi are the ancient Aboriginal form of those noticeboards of big fish photos at popular fishing spots.

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