These shots are from a trip to central Australia last year, and they show some of the rock art that can be seem from the footpaths that skirt the base of Ularu.
These sites contain many paintings and symbols, the meaning of which is unknown to me. But what it does show that the culture that produced them had a rich and varied understanding of what was going on around them. They were creating a symbolic understanding of their own world. Humans are all story makers (why do you think blogging is so popular?) and even if I can't read the words of these stories I feel a kind of connection with the urge to communicate.
I have pictures of some of the more famous styles from trips further north - I think I need to go back to northern Australia - but they are as slides. I feel an evening with a scanner coming on!
You can find more images from around the world at Our World Tuesday.
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