Central Australia Adventure 5 – always will be Aboriginal Land!

Interpretation at Arkaroo Rock

The Adnyamathanha people are the aboriginal custodians of the lands around Ikara, or the Flinders Ranges as the colonialists called this land.

At Arkaroo Rock there are rock drawing that convey the dreaming stories of the Adnyamathanha.

These snippets from a large rock wall underplay the intricate linking of picture and storytelling that is contained on the rock wall

Stories such this one on the formation of Ikara.

Rock drawings change from region to region. The drawing in the Flinders Ranges differ to those in Kakadu, in Cape York and in other parts of Australia.

Each reflecting the stories and dreaming of the local Aboriginal people.

They also differ over time.

The rock etching in the Sacred Canyon and at Willow Springs being much older than that rock drawings are believed to predate the current aboriginal custodians of the land

For me the walk into Sacred Canyon is very spiritually moving.

Lets make sure we recognise and cherish this ancient culture that has lived in one with the land

10 thoughts on “Central Australia Adventure 5 – always will be Aboriginal Land!

  1. 1006 generations and still here. Says it all really. Unfortunately the visual in the video you posted last week didn’t come up on my tablet. Just your heavy breathing 😃 Cheers Pauline xx

    1. I tried to reload the vids of Wilpena pound but the won’t work so I have edited them out. Thanks for letting me me know. Role as my editor is purely voluntary though Pauline! But I know I need one!!!

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