The Art Gallery with paintings and stencils
The Art Gallery with paintings and stencils, Rock art paintings were executed using natural mineral pigments found in sandstone sediments. Art styles found in Carnarvon Gorge are freehand, stencil and engraved, and have been dated to about 3500 years ago. Carnarvon Gorge section, Carnarvon National Park, Queensland, Australia
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Rock art: at the top, Namondjok, a creation ancestor who with his sister broke kinship
Rock art: at the top, Namondjok, a creation ancestor who with his sister broke kinship laws; later he became Ginga, the estuarine crocodile. Below: Barrginj, wife of Namarrgon the Lightning Man, and other X-ray style figures. He later became Ginga, the estuarine crocodile. Anbangbang, Nourlangie, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Sandstone formations eroded over millions of years are a predominant feature of this part of the Park.
Aboriginal people have used these rock shelters for nearly 20 000 years.
Mount Moffatt Section, Carnarvon National Park, Central Queensland, Australia
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