Flourishing Aboriginal Art | Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

February 5, 2015 4:23 PM

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The rock carvings and paintings by Aboriginals in the outback of Australia are considered to be some of the oldest examples of the artistic creativity of man on this continent. Some dating back at least 25,000 years are representations of the lives of people who claim a heritage of over 50,000 years, and are still dramatically accessible to visitors today.

Recently I was among the thousands of tourists who travel yearly up through the Northern Territory near Darwin to a prime site for rock paintings in and around Kakadu National Park. While my visits to expressive rock carvings and paintings were fascinating, I was most interested in seeing the art th...

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