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Aboriginal Rock Art Site

Aboriginal Rock Art Site

We didn’t think anything could top our trip to Montgomery Reef (see yesterdays post) but after a late breakfast we hopped into the dinghies again and headed to the closest beach. After a hot climb to the top of the rocky ridge was an open cave with Wandjina Paintings. These are the human like figures in the above image, the other paintings depict fish and other food that could be found in this area.

The Beach Below the Wandjinas

The Beach Below the Wandjinas

The Wandjina paintings are only found in The Kimberley region and are deeply spiritual to the people of this area. To these people the Wandjina is the supreme creator and a symbol of fertility and rain. Their ancestors have been painting Wandjina figures in rock art sites scattered throughout the Kimberley for millennia and they continue to do the same.

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