Aboriginal rock art, Carnarvon Gorge

Keniger, Michael 1947-. Aboriginal rock art, Carnarvon Gorge.

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Title Aboriginal rock art, Carnarvon Gorge
Abstract/Summary Stencil art is created by its maker blowing ochre mixed with water from the mouth over an object held against the rock. Motifs include hands and boomerangs.
Date photo taken 1980
Date scanned 2006-08-14
Publisher The University of Queensland Library
Architect Keniger, Michael 1947-
Photographer Keniger, Michael 1947-
Location Carnarvon National Park
Open Access Status Other
Surrounding Features Rock paintings
Rights Research and private study only. Not to be reproduced without prior written permission. Rights holder: Michael Keniger.
Additional Notes Carnarvon National Park is located in Queensland’s central highlands, between Roma and Emerald. Within Aboriginal culture, the dreaming says that the rainbow serpent Mundagurra created Carnarvon Gorge as he travelled through the creek system, coming in and out of the water and carving the sandstone as he travelled. A number of fragile Aboriginal art sites still exist on the sandstone walls of the gorge. Grazing runs were established in the area during the 1860s and in 1932 the Carnarvon National Park was formed. The area covered by the park is currently approximately 298 000ha.

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