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The Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime “Wandjina” from the Kimberley region is a sacred “creator.” The rings around the head “represent clouds and lightning.” The line between the large “eyes” is not a nose and “indicates where the power flows down.” The “Creator Wandjina” created “only through his voice, with power.” Photo: Jutta Malnic.
The remote coastline of north western #Australia is likely to be the first landing site on the continent. Groups of early ancestors crossed by boat from Timor some 60,000 years ago. The Journey of Mankind Genetic Map can prove when this event occurred, but it can only point to what these early settlers did on reaching the Kimberley region; at some point, they began to decorate the red sandstone rocks with exquisite and detailed rock art, now referred to as the Bradshaw paintings, or Gwion Gw...
Today in Australian History - 1 June - Pemulwuy, Killed and behead over land rights. Pemulwuy was the leader and a warrior of the Bidjigal people, who started to show his resistance at the arrival of the first fleet settlement in Australia in 1788 Read more and find out what happen to his missing head. Click on photo for more and **please share.
Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira. His watercolour of Australian outback landscapes were of the Hermannsburg School, a predominantly western style which departed from the highly symbolic style of traditional Aboriginal art. In 1957 he was the first Northern Territory Aboriginal to be freed from ward of the State status and the first Aboriginal to be granted Australian citizenship which entitled him to vote. He was the first named Aboriginal person to be honoured on an Australian postage stamp.