Monday, 13 April 2009

Aboriginal rock art Namadigi National Park

Went for a walk up to the rock art in the Aboriginal shelter at Yankee Hat in Namadgi National Park. The line across the rock shelter above the smoke stain is a line of silicon gel added as a drip strip to prevent the rain and wet running down and washing away the ochre and clay paintings:
most of which represent prey animals such as kangaroos plus some human forms. The paintings are in the care of Ngunnawal people and wnership resides with them.

The walk itself is an easy 6km across oven land infested with kangaroos and up into the edge of the eucalypt forest on the fringe of the brindabellas. Takes about 2h plus the time to drive out there.

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