Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Man made wonders

Wonders which have been created (mainly) by man.

Sydney Opera House

One of the iconic buildings representing not only Australia but the 20th century architecture in general. Built in 1973. Location, GPS coordinates: 33.8569 S 151.2152 E Categories: Public...

Weipa shell mounds

Some 600 human built mounds of shellfish Anadara granosa, including ridges which are several hundred meters long and up to 13 meters high, up...

Tully River dendroglyphs in Upper Charapa

Seven carved trees with diverse designs. Dendroglyphs are characteristic monuments of Aboriginal culture, characteristic in the New South Wales and also neighboring regions. Location, GPS...

Samford Bora rings

Some of the best preserved earthen rings – unique ritual structures for male initiation ceremonies. In total in the eastern part of Australia there...

Ngarrabullgan Cave

The oldest known human settlement in Queensland, over 37,000 years old. Cave floor has 27 layers of habitation. Location, GPS coordinates: 16.8019 S 144.8175 E Categories: Prehistoric settlements,...

Mungo Lady

Find of the oldest cremated human remains in the world. Contrary to the name it seems that here rests a male, who was cremated...

Wurdi Youang stone arrangament

Here some 100 stones are arranged in an egg-shaped form about 50 meters across. It is possible that it is arranged astronomically. Nearby Aboriginal...

Brewarrina fish traps

Impressive and complex system of stone settings serving as a trap for fish. It is possible that these structures have existed here for some...

Donkey Creek Wandjina paintings

Rock shelter with very interesting Wandjina paintings of high artistic value. Location, GPS coordinates: 15.9571 S 126.3722 E Categories: Petroglyphs and rock art, Prehistoric cave and rock paintings,...

Walga Rock art

Cave with extensive cliff art galleries, including a drawing of an European sailing ship (contact art), most likely from the late 19th century. Such...