Aboriginal Rock Art

There is an enormous amount of Aboriginal Rock Artwork in Kakadu National Park,  Northern Territory, Australia. The images included below are just some of the many readily available for viewing. There is other valuable work not made accessible to visitors.

Two of the major sites can be found at Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. Examples of work from these two locations are included below.

This region is known for the wonderful X-Ray images that characterise the Aboriginal artworks made in this area. In the following works can be found examples of these images including fish, especially Barramundi, lizards, turtles, goannas and kangaroos.

The traditional paints used in these images were made from hand-ground natural stone ochres – red, brown and white. Black was produced using charcoal. The ochres were mixed with the sap of the milk-wood tree to bind the pigments together.

The images may take a minute to download. Click on the arrows to left and right of the main image to progress or return through the works.

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    Hi, I am looking for an image of what looked to me like a painting of a space man at Nourlangie Rock. Can you help me? It is painted in white and is very faded. Can you help me to find the image? I recall seeing it when I visited, but can’t find it anywhere. Surely I am not imagining it?



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