Sunday, September 22, 2019

Prehistoric cave and rock paintings

Madjedbebe rock shelter

Shelter contains finds of the oldest known humans in Australia, 65,000 years old. Site contains world's oldest ground-edge axes and is adorned with some...

Wary Bay rock art

Impressive indigenous rock art with first contact art and Wandjina figures. Location, GPS coordinates: 14.4737 S 125.1474 E Categories: Petroglyphs and rock art, Prehistoric cave and rock paintings Values: Archaeology Rating: Where...

Tunnel Creek

Approximately 750 m long cave - tunnel with a stream running through it. Very old cave system, approximately 20 million years old. Amazing speleothems,...

Abracurrie Cave

Possibly the largest single cave chamber in the southern hemisphere, with a volume of some 150 thousand cubic meters. Contains Aboriginal stencils - deepest...

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...

Ubirr (Obiri)

Some of the best galleries of Aboriginal X-ray style drawings, some are up to 40,000 years old. Three galleries are accessible to visitors. Location, GPS...

Red Hands Cave

This cave contains numerous 1,600 – 500 years old hand prints and stencils. There are numerous sites with such hand stencils in Australia. Location, GPS...

Nourlangie Rock (Nawurlandja)

Impressive cliff with numerous ancient shelters. Some, such as Anbangbang and Nangawulurr contain impressive paintings of mythological nature. Location, GPS coordinates: 12.8619 S 132.8123 E Categories: Petroglyphs and...

Ngamadjidj shelter (Cave of Ghosts)

Ancient shelter with ghostly white drawings created with clay. White color is associated with death and the spirit world. Location, GPS coordinates: 36.9261 S 142.3852 E Categories: Petroglyphs...